February QUIZ: Answer!

Published: 03/03/2024 By Allan Fuller

February's Quiz Questions were: 

1) Cupid has what name in Greek mythology?

2) And for a second bottle, where can you find him in London?

Answers: Eros, Piccadilly Circus, London
The statue was erected in 1892–93 to commemorate the philanthropic works of The 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, the Victorian politician and philanthropist, and his achievement in replacing child labour with school education. 

The fountain overlooks the south-west end of Shaftesbury Avenue.  Although is generally known as Eros, it was created as an image of that Greek god's brother, Anteros. 

The sculptor Alfred Gilbert had already sculpted a statue of Anteros and, when commissioned for the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, chose to reproduce the same subject, who, as "The God of Selfless Love" was deemed to be a suitably represent the philanthropic earl.

Quiz winner 
Congratulations to Richard Woolf, whose name was picked out of the hat to win February's Quiz - please email info@allanfuller.co.uk to arrange to collection/delivery of your bottles of champagne.