Arthur Sullivan was the author of the Mikado, the famous play. I saw his statue today when i was walking to the KCL from Embankment. I am not going to talk much about the man, go read his wiki entry if you please. But the statue spoke to me.
The sunbeams were just perfectly placed, but check out how you can see how the muse is almost flowing up to the bust.
Inscribed on the plinth it says:
W. S. Gilbert's words from The Yeomen of the Guard: "Is life a boon? If so, it must befall that Death, whene'er he call, must call too soon".
That muse spoke to me, I stood there like an idiot gazing at her. Brilliant casting and statue, excellent imaginative composition. I cannot find who the sculptor was who made this. Bit of a shame, that. Still, wonderful, loved it.
Full Slideshow here.