List of statues of British royalty in London

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House of Mercia[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Offa of Mercia

House of Wessex[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Egbert of Wessex
Æthelwulf of Wessex
Æthelbald of Wessex
Æthelbert statue.JPG Æthelbert of Wessex
Æthelred of Wessex
Alfred The Great statue.JPG Alfred the Great Trinity Church Square, Southwark 1395 (approx) [1]
Edward the Elder
Athelstan of England
Edmund I of England
Eadred of England
Eadwig of England
Edgar of England
Edward the Martyr
Æthelred the Unready
Edmund Ironside

House of Denmark[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Sweyn I of Denmark
Canute the Great
Harold Harefoot
Harthacanute

House of Wessex – Restored[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Edward the Confessor
Harold Godwinson Waltham Abbey [2]
Edgar the Ætheling

House of Normandy[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
William I
William II
Henry I
Stephen
Matilda Maughan Library (King's College London), central tower 1866–7 Farmer & Brindley [3]

House of Plantagenet[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Henry II
Richard I of England - Palace of Westminster - 24042004.jpg Richard I Outside the Palace of Westminster 1851 Carlo Marochetti [4]
Kingjohn-Egham-DavidParfitt.JPG John Egham High Street 1997 David Parfitt [5]
Henry III Maughan Library (King's College London), gateway on Chancery Lane 1891–6 Farmer & Brindley [6]
Edward I
Edward II
Edward III Maughan Library (King's College London), gateway on Chancery Lane 1891–6 Farmer & Brindley [6]
Richard II

House of Lancaster[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Henry IV
Henry V
Henry VI Eton College Chapel John Bacon [7][8]
School Yard, Eton 1719 Francis Bird [9]

House of York[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Edward IV
Edward V
Richard III

House of Tudor[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Henry VII Tomb in Westminster Abbey 1518 Pietro Torrigiano [10]
Henry VIII statue.JPG Henry VIII Above the entrance to St Bartholomew's Hospital
Edward VI statue.JPG Edward VI St Thomas' Hospital 1682 Thomas Cartwright [11][12]
Lady Jane Grey
Mary I
Elizabeth I statue.JPG Elizabeth I St Dunstan-in-the-West 1670–99 [13]
Royal Exchange 1844 Musgrave Watson [14]
Maughan Library (King's College London), central tower 1866–7 Farmer & Brindley [3]
Speech Room, Harrow School.JPG Harrow School, south tower of Speech Room 19th century; installed on current site in 1925 Richard Westmacott [15]

House of Stuart[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Notes Source
EH1393844 Temple Bar 11.jpg James I Temple Bar Gate, Paternoster Square c. 1670–2 John Bushnell
Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 1861–4 Thomas Thornycroft Intended for the Palace of Westminster. [16]
EH1393844 Temple Bar 13.jpg Anne of Denmark Temple Bar Gate, Paternoster Square c. 1670–2 John Bushnell
Equestrian statue of Charles I, Charing Cross.jpg Charles I Charing Cross

51°30′26″N 0°07′40″W / 51.50732°N 0.12770°W / 51.50732; -0.12770 (Charles I)

1633 Hubert Le Sueur The earliest English equestrian statue. Originally commissioned in 1630 by Charles I's Lord Treasurer, Sir Richard Weston, for his house Mortlake Park in Roehampton. Erected on the site of the Charing Cross in 1674–5, when the pedestal was carved by Joshua Marshall. [17]
EH1393844 Temple Bar 04.jpg Temple Bar Gate, Paternoster Square c. 1670–2 John Bushnell
Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 1671 John Bushnell Intended for the Royal Exchange. [18]
Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 1861–4 Thomas Thornycroft Intended for the Palace of Westminster. [19]
EH1393844 Temple Bar 03.jpg Charles II Temple Bar Gate, Paternoster Square c. 1670–2 John Bushnell
Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 1671 John Bushnell [20]
Statue of King Charles II in Soho Square.jpg Soho Square 1681 Caius Gabriel Cibber
Royal Exchange 1789–91 John Spiller [21]
Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 1865–71 Henry Weekes [22]
Statue of James II, Trafalgar Square 01.JPG James II Trafalgar Square 1686 Peter Van Dievoet working in the studio of Grinling Gibbons [23][24]
William III statue, St James's Square.jpg William III St. James's Square 1807 John Bacon the Younger [25]
Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 1862–7 Thomas Woolner [26]
Willem III, Kensington Palace.jpeg Outside Kensington Palace 1908 Heinrich Baucke [27]
Mary II Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 1862–8 Alexander Munro [28]
Queen Anne's Statue In Kingston-upon-Thames Market Place - London.jpg Anne Market House, Kingston upon Thames 1706 Francis Bird
Queen Anne, Queen Anne's Square.jpg Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster 1708 at latest Francis Bird
Maughan Library (King's College London), central tower 1866–7 Farmer & Brindley [3]
Statue of Queen Anne at St. Paul's.jpg Outside the west front of St Paul's Cathedral 1886 Richard Claude Belt [29]

House of Hanover[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
George I statue.JPG George I At the top of the spire of St. George's Church, Bloomsbury 1730 Unknown [30]
George II statue 1.jpg George II Golden Square 1720 John Nost the Elder [23]
Royal-naval-college-gw.jpg Royal Naval College, Greenwich 1735 (unveiled) John Michael Rysbrack [31]
George III and Father Thames.jpg George III The quadrangle at Somerset House 1780 John Bacon [32]
George III statue, Pall Mall.jpg Pall Mall 1836 Matthew Cotes Wyatt [33]
Queen Charlotte, Queen Square.jpg Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Queen Square, Bloomsbury c. 1775 Unknown [34]
Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany column.jpg Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany Duke of York Column, Waterloo Place 1832–4 Sir Richard Westmacott [35]
Statue of King George IV in Trafalgar Square, London (cropped).jpg George IV Trafalgar Square c. 1829–43 Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey [36]
King William IV - geograph.org.uk - 1168934.jpg William IV Greenwich, by the National Maritime Museum 1844 (unveiled) Samuel Nixon [37]
Statue of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.jpg Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn Park Crescent, Marylebone 1824 (unveiled) Sebastian Gahagan [38]
Victoria Maughan Library (King's College London), central tower 1866–7 Farmer & Brindley [3]
Royal Courts of Justice 20130414 056.JPG Temple Bar 1879–80 Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm [39]
Royal Exchange 1891–6 Hamo Thornycroft [40]
Queen Victoria statue, Kensington Palace.jpg Kensington Gardens, outside Kensington Palace 1893 Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
(with Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm)
[41]
Statue Of Queen Victoria-Blackfriars Bridge-London.JPG New Bridge Street (near Blackfriars Bridge) 1893–6 Charles Bell Birch [42]
Queen Victoria statue, Carlton House Terrace.JPG Carlton House Terrace c. 1897–1902 Sir Thomas Brock [43]
Croydon Town Hall 1903 (erected) Francis John Williamson [44]
Victoria and Albert Museum, entrance façade c. 1905–6 Alfred Drury [45]
Queen Victoria statue, Victoria Memorial, London.jpg Victoria Memorial, outside Buckingham Palace 1911 (unveiled) Sir Thomas Brock [46]
Queen Victoria by Catherine Laugel, Victoria Square Gardens.jpg Victoria Square 2007 Catherine Laugel
Prince George, Duke of Cambridge statue Whitehall.jpg Prince George, Duke of Cambridge Whitehall 1907 Adrian Jones [47]

House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Albert, Prince Consort Royal Exchange 1845–7 John Graham Lough [48]
Statue Of Prince Albert Holborn Circus.jpg Holborn Circus 1869–74 Charles Bacon [49]
Victoria and Albert Museum portico.jpg Victoria and Albert Museum, entrance façade c. 1905–6 Alfred Drury [45]
Albert Edward, Prince of Wales Temple Bar 1879–80 Joseph Edgar Boehm [39]
Edward VII Victoria and Albert Museum, entrance façade 1906 Sir William Goscombe John [45]
Statue of Edward VII outside Tooting Broadway Underground Station - geograph.org.uk - 1019794.jpg Outside Tooting Broadway tube station 1911 Louis Fritz Roselieb, later Louis Frederick Roslyn [50]
Edward VII equestrian London 3.jpg Waterloo Place 1921 (unveiled) Bertram Mackennal [51]
Alexandra of Denmark Victoria and Albert Museum, entrance façade 1906 Sir William Goscombe John [45]
Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel 1908 George Edward Wade [52]

House of Windsor[edit]

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Westminster king george v statue 1.jpg George V Old Palace Yard 1947 (unveiled) Sir William Reid Dick [53]
Edward VIII
George VI - Statue - Carlton House Terrace - London - 310504.jpg George VI The Mall 1954 William McMillan [54]
The Queen Mother in the Mall - geograph.org.uk - 1229136.jpg Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother The Mall 2009 (unveiled) Philip Jackson [55]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.londongardenstrust.org/guides/southwark.htm
  2. ^ http://www.walthamabbeychurch.co.uk/history.htm
  3. ^ a b c d Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 303
  4. ^ http://news.parliament.uk/2009/08/conservation-of-richard-the-lionhearts-statue/
  5. ^ http://www.bigartmob.com/DavidP/?page=2
  6. ^ a b Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 305
  7. ^ http://www.greenfordmagna.info/bethamschool.asp
  8. ^ http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Eton
  9. ^ http://www.windsor.gov.uk/site/discover-the-area/eton-p281731
  10. ^ http://www.shafe.co.uk/art/Tudor_02_-_Early_Tudor_Sculpture.asp
  11. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47118
  12. ^ http://www.southbanklondon.com/walkthisway/SculptureStroll.html
  13. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 129
  14. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 325
  15. ^ http://www.harrowschoolenterprises.com/events/arts-hire/speech-room/
  16. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 71<
  17. ^ Statue of Charles I - Westminster - Greater London - England | British Listed Buildings Accessed 8 October 2011
  18. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 68
  19. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 72
  20. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 69
  21. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 324
  22. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 76
  23. ^ a b http://members.societe-jersiaise.org/geraint/statues/giiauts.html
  24. ^ http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/James_II_of_England
  25. ^ http://www.jermynstreet.net/about/history/st_james_square.php
  26. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 74
  27. ^ http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=William_III%2C_statue_outside_of_Kensington_Palace
  28. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 75
  29. ^ http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/305239043/
  30. ^ http://www.stgeorgesbloomsbury.org.uk/about/tour.html
  31. ^ Matthews 2012, pp. 198–9
  32. ^ Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 253
  33. ^ Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 32
  34. ^ Matthews 2012, p. 183
  35. ^ Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 385
  36. ^ Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 293
  37. ^ Matthews 2012, pp. 199–200
  38. ^ Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 180
  39. ^ a b Ward-Jackson 2003, pp. 115–9
  40. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 327
  41. ^ Matthews 2012, pp. 133–4
  42. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 275
  43. ^ Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 20
  44. ^ Matthews 2012, p. 225
  45. ^ a b c d Physik, John (1978). "Decorative sculpture on the exterior of the Victoria and Albert Museum". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  46. ^ Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 125
  47. ^ Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 413
  48. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 326
  49. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 198
  50. ^ Matthews 2012, p. 221
  51. ^ Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 405
  52. ^ Matthews 2012, p. 230
  53. ^ Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 160
  54. ^ Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 141
  55. ^ Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 146

Bibliography[edit]

  • Matthews, Peter (2012). London's Statues and Monuments. Botley: Shire Publications. 
  • Ward-Jackson, Philip (2003). Public Sculpture of the City of London. Public Sculpture of Britain. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 
  • Ward-Jackson, Philip (2011). Public Sculpture of Historic Westminster: Volume 1. Public Sculpture of Britain. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.