Charity and Justice by William Hamo Thornycroft

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.


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.

Venue details

Leeds Art Gallery The Headrow, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS1 3AA 0113 3785350

Entry details

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Offers with National Art Pass

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