Sculptor : Unknown
Date : Erected in Gardens in 1879.
Description : Four marble statues representing the four seasons, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring.
Location : Top and bottom of stairs near the Rose Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia.
History of the Four Seasons Statues : The “Winter” statue of an old man holding a dead and frozen little bird is the only original statue of the “Four Seasons” collection, the others have been restored so many times that they can no longer be called “originals”. For some unexplicable reason the four statues had been the main attraction for vandals in the gardens. Over the years each statue has been vandalised to the point of dismemberment, i.e. losing fingers, hands, arms etc. In fact poor old Summer once had her head stolen.
Thankfully the vandalism stopped many years ago !
This is a photoshop creation of the 4 statues side by side with added decoration and layering.
The Four Seasons
Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens
New South Wales
“My favourite place”