The Forwood Monument stands in St John’s Gardens in Liverpool, England. It depicts the 19th Century merchant, ship owner and Tory MP Arthur Bower Forwood, who was Liverpool’s mayor and Privy Councillor. Forwood eventually became First Secretary to the Admiralty, and became a baron in 1895.
The statue was designed by Sir George Frampton (1860-1928), who was a leading member of the New Sculpture movement. Frampton is most famous for the statue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, the lions at the British Museum, and the Edith Cavell monument that stands outside the National Portrait Gallery.
Frampton depicted Forwood in the pose he usually adopted when making a speech, and is wearing the clothes common to his era, as opposed to an academic gown or other masking device. The statue was erected in 1903, unveiled in 1904, and photographed in 2012.