This statue of Dr Samuel Johson stands to the east side of St Clement Danes, The Strand, which Johnson used to attend.
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CRITIC ESSAYIST PHILOLOGIST
DRAMATIST POLITICIAN WRITER TALKER
THE GIFT AND HANDIWORK OF
PERCY FITZGERALD, F. S. A.
AND ERECTED BY
THE REVD. S. PENNINGTON, M. A.
RECTOR OF ST CLEMENT DANES
Among many other books, Percy Fitzgerald (1834–1925) wrote a biography of James Boswell (1740–95).
On the south side of the plinth is a representation of Boswell and Johnson, apparently at the time of their visit to the Hebrides. It was obviously cast from the same mould as another plaque of Fitzgerald's in Lichfield, Staffordshire, which was Johnson's birthplace.
On the north side, Johnson with Mrs Hester Thrale.
Below are links to two other posts I've made on Johnson.
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-84) and Lichfield, Staffordshire
Dr Johnson's House: London #22