20th century statue set for Harrogate

Montpellier Hill.  (140113M3b)

Montpellier Hill. (140113M3b)

Harrogate has been bequeathed an early 20th century statue - La Douche - sculpted by the notable artist Charles Raphael Peyre.

The bequest has been made in honour of Mrs Mehroo Jehangir daughter of the late Sir Dhunjibhoy Bomanji and his wife Lady Frainy Bomanji.

The Bomanji family is well known for their tradition of service and generosity to Harrogate which was formally recognised when Lady Bomanji received the Freedom of the Borough in 1984.

Mehroo continued this family tradition after the death of both her parents and until her own death some two years ago. La Douche, which was sculpted in France and exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1913, was purchased by Sir Dhunjibhoy for his principal home in Windsor where it remained until the 1950s when Lady Bomanji moved permanently to her Harrogate residence which the family had owned from the mid 1920s.

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