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Ambika Paul (1963–1968)

© the artist. Photo credit: Zoological Society of London

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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.

ZSL London Zoo

London


Date

1994

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 350 x W 700 x D (?) cm (E)

Accession number

ARTEFACT1016

Acquisition method

commissioned by Swraj Paul (Lord Paul)

Work type

Statue

Signature/marks description

Shenda Amery 1994

Inscription description

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


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