Tyne and Wear HER(11132): Sunderland, High Street West, No. 138, Gibbon's Butcher Shop - Details
Sunderland, High Street West, No. 138, Gibbon's Butcher Shop
Building c. 1859; restored 1996. There are two carved dancing female figures (95cm high and 40cm wide) like caryatids on opposite corners of the shop façade. Each is brightly painted with a lilac dress, blonde hair and blue necklace. There are also brightly painted relief heads (10cm square) including a king and a queen.
Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North East England, p 186