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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Georgina, Baroness Mount-Temple

Photo: Derek Harper Wikimedia Commons

Sculptor: Arthur George Walker (1861–1939)

Materials: Statue: bronze; Basin and fountain: Trusham greenish-black basalt; Pedestal: Ashburton marble

Unveiled: October 1903

Georgina, Baroness Mount-Temple

Georgina, Baroness Mount-Temple (1822–1901) was a philanthropist, who spoke out passionately against cruelty and injustice. An animal rights campaigner, she was a founder of the Anti-Vivisection League and one of the first patrons of the RSPCA. She is depicted with a bird on her wrist and it is said fresh flowers have been put in her hands every day for over 100 years. Her bronze statue is on a fountain; the basin and fountain are of Trusham greenish-black basalt and the pedestal stands on a base of Ashburton marble.

Location: Babbacombe Downs, Torquay, Devon.