Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
London
London

Greater London

Charing Cross (WC2)

King Charles I

Dunfermline Palace 1600 - Whitehall Palace 1649
King of England, 1625-1649
(Wikipedia)
Hubert Le Sueur
1633

London /  King Charles I   London /  King Charles I

Description

Bronze equestrian statue.

Annotation

The earliest Renaissance-style equestrian statue in England. Originally commissioned in 1630 by Charles I's Lord High Treasurer, Lord Richard Weston, for his estate in Roehampton (then in Surrey). Erected on the site of the Charing Cross in 1674-5, when it was set on its current pedestal, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The reliefs were carved by Joshua Marshall, Master Mason to Charles II.

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Location (N 51°30'26" - W 0°7'39")

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