The Museum of London and the Mystery of Eleanor Coade's Stone

By lucy inglis on 17 Dec 2010

As you wander from the Museum’s Galleries of Modern London to the cafe for a nice cup of something and a sit down, just take a moment to look up and right.  Up there, in the niche on the wall is a group of figures, smaller than adults but bigger than children.  They look much like any other Classical sculpture, apart from their size but there is something about the material that is not only intriguing, but remarkable.  This tableau is made from Coade stone, an early form of ‘fake’ stone.  Finer than cement and far more durable, the exact […]