Green Ted

Trafalgar Square, nearby

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Green Ted at Trafalgar Square

These pieces were on the way to Trafalgar Square. The Cavell memorial is by George Frampton (1920). Of Maggi Hambling's Oscar Wilde, tiredoflondontiredoflife says,

Maggi Hambling's A Conversation with Oscar Wilde Statue was installed in 1998, in Adelaide Street, Charing Cross. She created it from green granite and bronze and shows Wilde rising from a sarcophagus, inviting passers-by to sit down and converse with him.
It wasn't until the late 1980s and early 1990s that people started to publicly question why London did not have a memorial to Wilde, and film-maker, author and painter Derek Jarman suggested a statue. When Jarman died in 1994, the Statue for Oscar Wilde committee was formed to ensure that his dream was realised.
Of twelve artists, Hambling's idea was chosen, showing Wilde rising from his tomb for a chat, smoking a cigarette. The base carries his famous quote from the play Lady Windermere's Fan, "We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars".
Green Ted with Oscar Wilde Green Ted with Edith Cavell
Wilde again and Edith Cavell
Cat. 1,621-2