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6 May 2015

Find a memorial to Sullivan

A Grade II listed memorial to Sir Arthur Sullivan, half of musical duo Gilbert and Sullivan, stands in Victoria Embankment Gardens. The memorial was unveiled by Princess Louise in 1903, not far from the Savoy Theatre built by Gilbert and Sullivan collaborator Richard D'Oyly Carte to show their comic operas.

The memorial is topped off with Sullivan himself, whilst below a weeping muse leans against the plinth and some sheet music, a mandolin and a Pan mask are discarded on its base. Sullivan died at his London flat on the 22nd November 1900, aged 58.

For more, see http://memoirsofametrogirl.com/2013/04/05/arthur-sullivan-memorial-embankment-gardens-london-racy-statue/

^Picture © Betsy Weber used under a Creative Commons license^

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