Sorry I didn't fill in the details earlier, I was rather pushed for time last night. This statue is a monument to Henry Purcell, possibly England's finest composer. Listen to the music, say here or here, then tell me this statue doesn't look like his music.Wonderful stuff for a Sunday. The artist is Glynn Williams, and you can see it much better in the large version.
Another view here.
See where on the London Daily Photo Map