Bust of Emperor Haile Selassie.

Bust of Emperor Haile Selassie.

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1980
Area Wimbledon Village
Picture Reference Wim_​30_​1-31
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, stayed with Dr Richard Seligman at Lincoln House, 51 Parkside during 1936.

This was the period during which, Ethiopia had been invaded by Italian forces commanded by the fascist dictator, General Mussolini. Selassie had been forced to go into temporary exile for his own safety.

The bust of the Emperor was designed by Hilda Seligman and originally stood in the garden at Lincoln House. It was later transferred to the rose garden at Cannizaro House.

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