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THE GRIGG MEMORIAL.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—Being m town for a holiday, I visited the Art Gallery to see the model for the memorial to the late John Grigg. The full-size clay model (Bft) promises well. The pose is good, and the facial likeness as good as could be expected unless the artist had the living model before him. There was no model of the pedestal exhibited, only drawings ; and these show a proposed pedestal altogether out of keeping with the simpler treatment of the figure. It is overloaded with ornamentation of a finicking, nondescript order. It would do well enough for the statue of a dancing girl, but it does not appeal to me as a suitable support for the representation of our old friend, John Grigg. As the pedestal would probably not be begun until the figure was completed, I trust there is yet time for the Committee to secure a simpler and more elegant design.—l am, etc., Ht. F, Minbon.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905

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THE GRIGG MEMORIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905

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