Statue of Leopold II of Belgium
The statue in 2017
ArtistJoseph Ducaju
Year1873 (1873)
MediumSandstone sculpture
LocationEkeren, Belgium

A statue of King Leopold II of the Belgians was installed in Ekeren, Flanders, Belgium, until 2020.[1] The statue was designed by Belgian sculptor Joseph Ducaju, made of sandstone from Bad Bentheim, and was erected in 1873, eight years into Leopold's reign, as the first statue to commemorate him as king.[2]

After damage sustained during the George Floyd protests, the statue was removed to the grounds of the Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum in Antwerp on 9 June, although it may be irreparably damaged.[3]

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References

  1. ^ "DPG Media Privacy Gate".
  2. ^ "Statue of Leopold II (Dutch language)". Flanders Heritage. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Standbeeld Leopold II verwijderd in Ekeren". atv.be. 9 June 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2020.