(1709 – 1787), known as the ‘Man at Hyde Park Corner’, as this is where his and other sculptor’s yards were situated in the 18
Century, produced some of the finest lead statuary of the time and here in the form of Diana of Versailles one can see a fine example of his workshop’s skill.
or ‘The Great God Pan’, a lead bust full of character, mounted on a carved stone pedestal, displays Pan’s attributes of goat skin, horns and pan pipes (known as Syrinx). A God of many things; shepherds, the wild hunt and connected to lusty fertility, beekeeping and spring; it is though Pan’s evocation in War that is not often sighted and I thought quite interesting... Legend has it that when coming to the aid of his father Zeus, in the battle against the Titans, his terrifying yell caused PANic and the enemy to flee. Pan (all) therefore being the route of PANoply, PANdemic, PANdemonium and many other PAN’s out there!