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What better site for an iconoclastic statue for Mary Wollstonecraft?

20 November, 2020

Artist Maggi Hambling’s statue for Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97)

• TO some it might look like Barbie rising out of solder after Botticelli – but isn’t that the point?

Newington Green has provided shelter for dissenters, non-conformists and parliamentarians.

Doctor Richard Price supported the colonists in the War of Independence thereby siding with those declared by the king to be in rebellion. He was a confidant of the Founding Fathers.

What better site for an iconoclastic statue for Mary Wollstonecraft?

Controversy crackles in the air, (A dressing down for Mary’s naked statue, November 13). Those taking exception might consider the current etiquette regarding statues.

Find something egregious in her past, serving UHT milk to guests maybe, and then pull it down in a fit of self-righteous harrumphing.

STEPHEN SOUTHAM
Mildmay Grove North, N1

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