Statue of James Outram, London

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Statue of James Outram
Statue of James Outram, Victoria Embankment Gardens.jpg
The statue in 2015
ArtistMatthew Noble
Year1871; 148 years ago (1871)
TypeSculpture
MediumBronze
LocationLondon, WC2
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′23″N 0°07′23″W / 51.50630°N 0.12309°W / 51.50630; -0.12309Coordinates: 51°30′23″N 0°07′23″W / 51.50630°N 0.12309°W / 51.50630; -0.12309

The statue of James Outram, a work by Matthew Noble, stands on Victoria Embankment Gardens in London, south of Hungerford Bridge.[1] It is a Grade II listed structure.

Unusually, the plan to erect the statue began in Outram's own lifetime, at a public meeting held in Willis's Rooms, London, on 5 March 1861. The general had recently returned to Britain from India, the stage on which his military career had been played out, due to poor health. It was decided to erect an equestrian monument in Calcutta, with J. H. Foley as the sculptor, and a standing design by Matthew Noble in London, "near [the statue] of his illustrious comrade, Sir Henry Havelock", on Trafalgar Square. Permission for this site was refused by the First Commissioner of Works, who subsequently offered a site in the yet-to-be-created Embankment Gardens. The statue was unveiled by Lord Halifax, a former Secretary of State for India, on 17 August 1871.[2]

The bronze statue rests on a granite pedestal.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London: By the river of memory". The Telegraph. 8 November 2003. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ Ward-Jackson, Philip (2011), Public Sculpture of Historic Westminster: Volume 1, Public Sculpture of Britain, 14, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, pp. 308–10.
  3. ^ Thornbury, George Walter; Walford, Edward (1880). Old and new London: a narrative of its history, its people and its places. p. 328. Retrieved 31 May 2015.

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