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Title Statue of John Cory
Collection Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
Sculptor Goscombe John, William
Date Completion 1906
Date Design 04-Jun
Description Bronze standing figure set on tall Classical style stone pedestal. Weight of figure is on left leg, right leg inclined forward, wearing suit and open great coat. Holding hat in left hand and book in right hand.
Additional Information John Cory (1828-1910) was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cory Bros., Colliery Proprietors. He was Vice Chairman of Barry Docks and Railway of which he was one of the promoters. He was a well-known philanthropist and was connected with numerous educational, charitable and evangelistic causes. He was President of the Newport Liberal Association; he presented Memorial Hall in Cardiff to United Temperance Societies and was President of the British and Foreign Sailors' Society. His benefactions amounted to nearly 50,000 a year.
Id Number Current Accession CARDIFF032
Id Number Current Repository AHCARDIFF03232
Inscription Incised on front face of pedestal: JOHN CORY / COAL OWNER / PHILANTHROPIST / THIS STATUE IS ERECTED BY HIS / FRIENDS AND FELLOW CITIZENS / AS A TOKEN OF THEIR APPRECIATION / OF HIS WORLD WIDE SYMPATHIES / 1906
Location Cardiff, Cardiff
Measurements Dimensions Statue(244cm high), Pedestal(366cm high)
Material Bronze, Portland stone
Notes The statue was commissioned in recognition of John Cory's philanthropic and charitable works. It was unveiled by Sir William Thomas Lewis and John Cory was present.
Rights Owner Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
Source AH
Work Type Statue

 

 

 

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