The fountain - broad sanctuary: 1872
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The fountain - broad sanctuary: 1872

Gustave Doré

© Museum of London

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An illustration from 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré,1872. Jerrold writes of the scene: ' Coming from the Abbey, in a shower, and making for St. James's Park for a cigar, we were amused one morning with a general scamper under the florid drinking fountain: a bit of modern Christianity - pure as the fountain, at which the foot-sore wanderer is bidden to slake his thirst. The stolidity of the policeman in the storm was excellent'.

The illustration shows the Buxton Memorial Fountain erected in 1865 to the memory of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1845) MP, philanthropist and anti-slavery campaigner.




1872 AD - 1872 AD

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