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The artist, Shenda Amery, is an eminent British sculptor and Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. She has made busts of many politicians, establishment and media figures, including former British prime ministers John Major and Margaret Thatcher. Shenda originally trained as a chemist. This sculpture is part of a fountain. It depicts Ambika Paul, who sadly died of leukaemia in 1968, at the age of four.
H 350 x W 700 x D (?) cm (E)
commissioned by Swraj Paul (Lord Paul)
Shenda Amery 1994
on tablet behind: AMBIKA. WHEREVER YOU ARE AND WHATEVER YOU ARE, REMEMBER ONE THING. THERE IS A FATHER, MOTHER, BROTHERS AND SISTER, NEPHEWS AND NIECES; SOME OF THEM HAVE SEEN YOU, SOME HAVE ONLY SEEN YOUR PICTURE. BUT ALL OF THEM LOVE YOU. SWRAJ PAUL. 12TH NOVEMBER 1994; ON BRONZE PLAQUE: AMBIKA FOUNTAIN. SCULPTED BY SHENDA AMERY 1994