The Driver of Hyde Park Corner


For this Sunday, the 3th sculpture of the series of 4 larger-than-life bronze figures of the Royal Artillery Memorial of Hyde Park Corner (London): after the captain and the shell carrier, here is the (horse) driver.

All were created by British artist Charles Sargeant Jagger in 1925. When war broke out in 1914, Jagger gave up the Prix de Rome to join the army. At first, he joined the Artists’ Rifles, and in 1915 he was commissioned in the Worcestershire Regiment. Jagger served in Gallipoli and on the Western Front, and was wounded three times. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry (source: Wikipedia)

 

 

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