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Rand Regiments Memorial

Gazetteer No. G0236

Date 1911

Address Jan Smuts Avenue Johannesburg / Gauteng, Transvaal South Africa


Lutyens had visited South Africa at the end of 1910 to design the Johannesburg Art Gallery. The foundation stone of the Rand Regiments’ Memorial had been laid earlier that year by the Duke of Connaught but the design remained undecided. Lutyens sent out his design from Britain in 1911 and it was carried out the following year although without the flanking steps, pedestals and pools. The figure of Victory was executed by the sculptor Naoum Aronson. In this design, developed from a classical triumphal arch, Lutyens anticipated his later war memorials, both in the employment of interpenetrating arches, springing from different heights, and by covering the sides of the arches with the carved names of the dead. (Amery et al., 1981, cat no.288)


Amery, C., Richardson, M. and Stamp, G., (1981) Lutyens, the Work of the English Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944): Hayward Gallery London, 18 November 1981 – 31 January 1982. London: Arts Council of Great Britain.

Also Cited In

Gradidge, R. (1982) Edwin Lutyens: Architect Laureate. London: Allen & Unwin.

Weaver, L. (1913) Houses and Gardens by E L Lutyens. London: Country Life.

Butler, A., 1950. The architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens: the Lutyens memorial series. Vol III: Town and Public Buildings: Memorials: The Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool, Country Life: London and Scibners: New York.

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