Johnson as Icon


Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald. Samuel Johnson (1910) and James Boswell (1908). Painted plaster. *2003JM-24 and *2003JM-25

Johnsonian collector and scholar Percy Fitzgerald (1834-1925) was also an artist, responsible for two prominent statues of Boswell and Johnson, the models for which are displayed here: the statue of Johnson at St. Clement Danes Church in London, and of Boswell in Lichfield Market Square.