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The equestrian statue of Charles I, Charing Cross

This is a list of statues of British royalty in London.

House of Mercia

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

House of Wessex

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 (1) Trinity Church Square, Southwark
(2) The Broadway, Winchester
(1) c. 1395; (2) 1899 (2) Hamo Thornycroft [1][2]
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

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

House of Wessex – Restored

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Edward the Confessor
Harold Godwinson Waltham Abbey [3]
Edgar the Ætheling

House of Normandy

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 [4]

House of Plantagenet

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 [5]
Kingjohn-Egham-DavidParfitt.JPG
John Egham High Street 1997 David Parfitt [6]
Henry III Maughan Library (King's College London), gateway on Chancery Lane 1891–6 Farmer & Brindley [7]
Edward I 114–115 High Holborn 1903
Edward II
Edward III Maughan Library (King's College London), gateway on Chancery Lane 1891–6 Farmer & Brindley [7]
Richard II

House of Lancaster

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Henry IV
Henry V
Henry VI Eton College Chapel John Bacon [8][9]
MK17834 Eton College.jpg
School Yard, Eton 1719 Francis Bird [10]

House of York

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

House of Tudor

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Henry VII Tomb in Westminster Abbey 1518 Pietro Torrigiano [11]
Henry VIII statue, St Bartholomew
Henry VIII Above the entrance to St Bartholomew's Hospital 1702–3 Francis Bird [12]
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Edward VI St Thomas' Hospital 1682 Thomas Cartwright Grade II* [13]
Ed VI STH Bronze statue 2.jpg

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Edward VI St Thomas' Hospital 1736 Peter Scheemakers Grade II* [14]
Queen Elizabeth I Statue, St. Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street, London.jpg
Elizabeth I St Dunstan-in-the-West 1670–99 ? [15]
Elizabeth I Royal Exchange 1844 Musgrave Watson [16]
Elizabeth I Maughan Library (King's College London), central tower 1866–7 Farmer & Brindley [4]
Elizabeth I statue in Harrow (15346027101).jpg
Elizabeth I Harrow School, south tower of Speech Room 19th century; installed on current site in 1925 Richard Westmacott

House of Stuart

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Notes Source
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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. [17]
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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. [18]
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. [19]
Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 1861–4 Thomas Thornycroft Intended for the Palace of Westminster. [20]
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 [21]
Statue of King Charles II in Soho Square.jpg
Soho Square 1681 Caius Gabriel Cibber
Royal Exchange 1789–91 John Spiller [22]
Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 1865–71 Henry Weekes [23]
Statue of James II, Trafalgar Square 01.JPG
James II Trafalgar Square 1686 Peter Van Dievoet working in the studio of Grinling Gibbons [24]
William III statue, St James
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
Anne Market House, Kingston upon Thames 1706 Francis Bird
Queen Anne, Queen Anne
Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster 1708 at latest Francis Bird
Maughan Library (King's College London), central tower 1866–7 Farmer & Brindley [4]
Statue of Queen Anne at St. Paul
Outside the west front of St Paul's Cathedral 1886 Richard Claude Belt [29]

House of Hanover

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 [24]
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 [4]
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]
Queen Victoria in Croydon (cropped).jpg
Croydon Town Hall 1903 (erected) Francis John Williamson [44]
Victoria & Albert Museum 04.jpg
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

Image Monarch / ruler commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Royal Exchange 1845–7 John Graham Lough [48]
Prince Albert Equestrian Statue, Holborn (cropped).JPG
Holborn Circus 1869–74 Charles Bacon [49]
Victoria & Albert Museum 03.jpg
Victoria and Albert Museum, entrance façade c. 1905–6 Alfred Drury [45]
Statue of Edward VII as Prince of Wales (20664252012).jpg
Edward VII Temple Bar 1879–80 Joseph Edgar Boehm [39]
Victoria and Albert Museum, entrance façade 1906 Sir William Goscombe John [45]
Edward VII at Tooting (cropped).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]
Statue of Queen Alexandra, Royal London Hospital (14518440501).jpg
Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel 1908 George Edward Wade [52]

House of Windsor

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]
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
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon The Mall 2009 (unveiled) Philip Jackson [55]
Statue of Diana, Princess of Wales 3 (rotated).jpg
Diana Spencer Kensington Palace 2021 (unveiled) Ian Rank-Broadley [56]

See also

References

  1. ^ "A Walk through Southwark". Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2009.
  2. ^ Statue of King Alfred the Great, britainexpress.com, accessed 28 March 2021
  3. ^ "Waltham Abbey Church". walthamabbeychurch.co.uk.
  4. ^ a b c d Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 303
  5. ^ http://news.parliament.uk/2009/08/conservation-of-richard-the-lionhearts-statue/[bare URL]
  6. ^ http://www.bigartmob.com/DavidP/?page=2[dead link]
  7. ^ a b Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 305
  8. ^ "The Parish of Greenford Magna - Edward Betham School". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2009.
  9. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Eton" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 9 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 853.
  10. ^ "Eton - Towns & Villages in Windsor and Maidenhead".
  11. ^ "SHAFE - Art and Architecture at the Tudor Court". Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2009.
  12. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 349
  13. ^ Historic England. "Stone statue of Edward VI at north entrance to ward block of North Wing at St Thomas' Hospital (1319933)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  14. ^ Historic England. "Bronze statue of Edward VI at north entrance to ward block of North Wing at St Thomas' Hospital (1080372)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  15. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 129
  16. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 325
  17. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 71
  18. ^ Statue of Charles I – Westminster – Greater London – England | British Listed Buildings Accessed 8 October 2011
  19. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 68
  20. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 72
  21. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 69
  22. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 324
  23. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 76
  24. ^ a b "George II". societe-jersiaise.org.
  25. ^ "Jermyn Street Association - History". Archived from the original on 19 July 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  26. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 74
  27. ^ "William III, statue outside of Kensington Palace - Your Archives".
  28. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 75
  29. ^ "UK – London – The City: Queen Anne's Statue at St. Paul's Cathedral". Flickr. 10 November 2006.
  30. ^ "St George's Bloomsbury". Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  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
  56. ^ Shearing, Hazel (1 July 2021). "William and Harry unite to unveil Diana statue at Kensington Palace". BBC. Archived from the original on 1 July 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2021.

Bibliography

  • 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