SP1284 : Frieze above entrance, public library, Yardley Road, South Yardley

taken 5 years ago, near to Yardley, Birmingham, Great Britain

Frieze above entrance, public library, Yardley Road, South Yardley
Frieze above entrance, public library, Yardley Road, South Yardley
This frieze shows two flying putti, delightfully rounded with blank eyes and a shock of hair, holding an open book bearing the inscription NUTRIMENTUM SPIRITUS, which must roughly translate as 'nourishment for the spirit'. Their bold, simplified carving complements that of the primitive styled columns supporting the portico and continued above it as decorative features. Sculptor: William Bloye, frieze completed by the end of 1938. The library was designed by J.P.Osborne. The whole entrance is seen in SP1284 : Entrance, South Yardley Library, Yardley Road, and the whole building in SP1284 : South Yardley Library].

Information from George T Noszlopy, Public Sculpture of Birmingham…, Liverpool University Press, 1998, ISBN 0-85323-692-5 (paperback).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Arts and Culture  Lowlands  Public buildings and spaces  Suburb, Urban fringe  Educational sites 
Postcode Area (from Tags)
B25 
Place (from Tags)
South Yardley 
Name (from Tags)
Bloye 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1260 8480 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.6602N 1:48.9590W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1259 8481
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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