Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Fine Art Tuesday

Boadicea and her daughters

Thomas Thornycroft born in England in 1815. Died 1885.

His most famous work is Boadicea and her daughters. Boadicea was a Celtic warrior queen who defied the Roman invaders.

Boadicea is still considered a British folk hero. 

There is a line of pricy fragrances named Boadicea the Victorious. One of their more highly rated offerings here. How pricy? $50 a teaspoon pricy.

Commissioned 1864. Actually cast in 1902.

Commerce commissioned 1867


  1. There is a belief that she was buried between platforms 9 and 10 in King's Cross station in London, England. There is no evidence for this and it is probably a post-World War II invention...

    Did JK Rowling know about this when she wrote HP??


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