Statues erected to celebrate sisters overshadowed by more famous brothers

They include the sisters of Mozart, Dickens and Hardy, as well as of Sherlock Holmes.

Statues erected to celebrate sisters overshadowed by more famous brothers

Statues of the sisters of high-profile figures who have been overshadowed by their more famous brothers have been erected around the country.

A sculpture of Frances Dickens has been placed opposite the statue of author Charles Dickens in Portsmouth, while a representation of Maria Anna Mozart now stands opposite that of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Bath.

Frances Dickens opposite Charles Dickens (Netflix)

Maria Anna would often receive top billing when playing alongside her brother as a child but as she grew older, cultural pressures made it impossible for her to continue her career in music.

Maria Anna Mozart opposite Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Netflix)

A statue of Enola has been placed opposite that of the fictional detective in London’s Baker Street, to accompany those of the real-life sisters of the 18th and 19th centuries, whose achievements were overshadowed by their more famous brothers.

Enola Holmes and Sherlock Holmes (Netflix)
Mary Hardy and Thomas Hardy (Netflix)
Princess Helena Victoria and King Edward VII (Netflix)
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