John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester: statue of Enriqueta Rylands in the reading room

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RIBApix ref no RIBA14776
Architect/DesignerChampneys, Basil (1842-1935)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1899
Image Date1970
StyleGothic Revival
Library ReferenceESP/ENG/358 (ES3910.3)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This research library was erected in memory of the cotton tycoon John Rylands (1801-1888) by his widow, Enriqueta Augustina. It merged with Manchester University Library in 1972 to form the John Rylands University Library of Manchester.

Subject tags

University buildings, libraries, statues, Feature: RIBA North