Charity and Justice is the full-size plaster model for one of the two bronze reliefs on the base of the memorial to General Gordon, a statue by Thornycroft erected in Trafalgar Square in 1888.
Charity and Justice by William Hamo Thornycroft, 1888
Image courtesy Leeds Art Gallery
- Patinated plaster
- 168 × 110.5 × 28cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £4,000 ( Total: £11,250)
- Acquired in:
- Ted Few
The memorial, later moved to Victoria Embankment, is much admired, and the model now joins the Thornycroft archive given to Leeds City Art Gallery in 1982.
Lady Thornycroft; Miss Frances Donaldson; sold at Criterion, London, 2005; John Slater; sold at Cheffins, Cambridge, 2012; Ted Few. An Art Loss Register certificate has been supplied.