Friday, February 10, 2017

Bronze Galleon

Bronze galleon by William Bainbridge Reynolds, Southern Pavilion, Thames House, Queen Street Place, City of London, London
Galleon by William Bainbridge Reynolds, 1912
Southern Pavilion, Thames House
Queen Street Place, City of London
London, September 2016

“The lintel over the main door is decorated with swirling hippocampi and supports a curious bronze sailing ship by the metalworker William Bainbridge Reynolds. It is the shortest ship in history, with just one mast, but the stern is as ornately carved as any galleon so it must make a splendid sight from the room inside.” (Thames House, Queen Street Place, Ornamental Passions)