Monument to Thomas Attwood
2 m long
bronze , stone - reinforced and reconstituted
COPPINGER , PEEVER
Plaque by the monument: THOMAS ATTWOOD 1783-1856 / Birmingham's first Member of Parliament / by Sioban Coppinger and Fiona Peever 1993 / Presented to the City by Mrs Priscilla Mitchell / "Possunt Quia Posse Videntur" Attwood was one of Birmingham's first two MP's and a prominent agitator for Parliamentary reforms. The monument in Chamberlain Square consists of a lifesize sculpture of Attwood reclining, feather quill in hand on steps in the Square. He is studying a paper on which the words: Prosperity Restored are written. Other loose papers are scattered above the steps and on a small plinth, apparantly abandoned by Attwood's statue. These read: Demand for Change ; The Remedy ; Votes For All ; Full Employment ; Free Trade. Inscriptions in the stone of the steps read: Prosperity ; The Vote ; Reform .
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Designer for lettering.
Creator Dates - Born:
British. Born in Canada.
Sculpture -- England -- Birmingham
Public art -- England -- Birmingham
Sculpture, British -- 1800-1900
Heritage -- England -- Birmingham
Attwood, Thomas, 1783-1856
Monuments -- England -- Birmingham