Kelvingrove, Glasgow & The Cheerful Cherub.

Kelvingrove, Glasgow & the Cheerful Cherub.

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photos by Pete Grafton

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Ordnance Survey 1 inch to a Mile map, 1909.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, circa 1914. A Salmon postcard.

Kelvin Way Bridge and Bowling Greens, near Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, late 1920s/early 1930s. A Valentine postcard.

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Near the north side of Kelvin Way Bridge, leading to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Kelvingrove Park near Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, with Glasgow University in the background.

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Kelvin Way Bridge

Kelvin Way Bridge and bowling greens. Photo taken from a high vantage point of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Circa late 1920s/early 1930s.

Kelvin Way Bridge was built some years after the opening of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.  Spanning the River Kelvin it was designed with figurative bronze sculpture groups representing themes of Industry and Commerce, Inspiration, Peace and War, Navigation and Shipbuilding, and Philosophy.

Smiling bronze cast woman, Kelvin Way Bridge, with Glasgow University in the background.

Bronze cast detail, Kelvin Way Bridge, “Paul R. Montford”.  Australian born Paul Montford was the sculptor of the bronze figures on the bridge.

Bronze cast detail, Kelvin Way Bridge. “A.B.Burton”. A.B.Burton of Thames Ditton was the company that cast the bronze sculptures.

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Looking towards the front and main entrance of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, from the east. The Oak Tree motif is from the Glasgow Coat of Arms

The steps leading up to the main entrance of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Retrospective Exhibition of Linda McCartney photographs July 5, 2019 – January 12, 2020.

Handrail by the steps of the main entrance, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Looking towards the front of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, from the west.

Looking across to Kelvin Hall.

East side of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, detail.

Above the rear (River Kelvin side) entrance of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Woman reading, bronze sculpture, rear entrance to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Door detail, rear entrance to the Kelvingrove Art gallery and Museum.

Ghost on the balcony, Main Hall, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Cheerful Cherub, by the rear entrance of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

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Photos Pete Grafton, November 2019.

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1 Response to Kelvingrove, Glasgow & The Cheerful Cherub.

  1. Elspeth Wight says:

    Beautifully curated, bringing to life the surrounds of the gallery and highlighting beautiful but probably rarely noticed details, It’s good to see the work of those artists and craftsman acknowledged.

    Like

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