Bring the Jam's Setting Sons sculpture back on display

The Jam's Setting Sons album cover
The Setting Sons album cover featuring Benjamin Clemens's The St John's Ambulance Bearers. Photograph: Andrew Douglas/Public Domain

Sorting through old vinyl albums recently I was struck by the cover image on the Jam's seminal 1979 release Setting Sons.

Uncredited on the album sleeve, the picture is of a small bronze sculpture called The St John's Ambulance Bearers, cast by Benjamin Clemens in 1919. Although part of the permanent collection in London's Imperial War Museum, it has not been on public display for 12 years. In fact, since last autumn the piece has been moved into long-term storage because the museum's art store – where it was available to view by appointment only – is undergoing renovation work.

A Mike C info, to be continued here.

1 comment:

ann said...

a good idea. i would like to see my g.uncles work on display