Rima Tarred and Feathered: Epstein Work Subject of Outrage
RIMA TARRED AND FEATHERED. Epstein Work Subject of Outrage. Epstein's sculpture Eima, which forms the memorial to W. H. Hudson, the naturalist, in Hyde Park, has been defaced defaced with tar and feathers. The discovery discovery was made early yesterday morning morning by a policeman, who also found a galvanised iron pail which had contained the tar. This is tho second outrage which the memorial has been subjected to Bince it was erected a few years ago. After the unveiling by Mr. Stanley Baldwin, then frmie .Minister, a fierce controversy broke out as to the suitability of the memorial a panel in bronze containing a figure of liima with flying birds about her and this resolved itself into one of the periodical attacks on iipstein's art. Later, some persons, whose identity was never discovered, coated tho panel with thick green paint, and traces of this remained remained in spite of the efiorts of the Office of W orks staff to remove it. The latest outrage recalls a similar case last August when Sir George Framp- Framp- ton 6 Jreter "an statue in Kensington Gardens was tarred and feathered. A large number of people visited the disfigured memorial during the day. The tarpaulin-covered tarpaulin-covered tarpaulin-covered scaffolding erected i ound it hid it from public view. Behind tho seaffoldine were workmen encaeed on the task of cleaning the tar from the bronze panel. It was stated last night that the task will be difficult, and will take some time. A policeman stationed at Hyde Park patrolled near the memorial till the nark was shut at midnieht. There is still no information as to the identity of the per son or persons wno perpetrated tne outrage. outrage.