duke of rutland, k.g
of the county & town
the fiftieth anniversary
of his high office
with universal consent
caused this statue
to be erected
præsenti tibi maturos larcimur honores
Simonet & Fils / Fondeurs Paris 1851
statue was the first public statue to be erected in Leicester, and was unveiled by Sir Frederick Gustavus Fowke, Provincial Grand Master of Freemasons for the Province of Leicestershire, on 28 April 1852. The statue had previously been exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851.
- Edward Davis, British sculptor.
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Location (N 52°38'4" - W 1°7'59")
Item Code: gbem007; Photograph: 25 October 2009
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