Hyde Park Statue Tarred: Feud Again Stirs London
Hyde Park Statue Tarred; Feud Again Stirs London "Rima," Part of Hudson's Bird Sanctuary, Disfigured by Partisans e Br Associated Fran) NEW YORK. Oct. JO The New York Times today published the following special cable from London: The feud between two schools of sculpture broke out afresh In Hyde Park when Jacob Epstein's itatue of "Rlma" was found almost bidden beneath a coating of tar and feathers. The statue, which forms part of the W. H. Hudson bird sanctuary, aroused a controversy when unveiled a year ago Critics protested that Mr Epstein had travestied Hudson's Child of Nature, and the statue was disflgur with grease paint soon after its unveiling. The Epstein partisans retorted by denouncing old-fashioned statues, notably Sir George Frampton's little figure of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, as "wedding cake" sculpture. At only for the mid-Victorian". Last May Peter Pan was found tarred and feathered. The police do not know who poured the tar over . Rims., but they suspect It wis done for revenge by Teter Pan's friends.