Bronze statue of James II as Roman emperor.
by the grace of God,
Defender of the Faith.
Commissioned by the royal servant Tobias Rustat for a site outside the Palace of Whitehall. One of three statues of Stuart monarchs commissioned by him, the others being those of Charles II at the Chelsea Royal Hospital and Windsor Castle. Erected on present site in 1946.
- Grinling Gibbons (Rotterdam 1648 - London 1721),
Dutch-British sculptor and wood carver
- Peter Van Dievoet (Brussel 1661 - Brussel 1729),
Belgian sculptor and designer of ornamental architectural features
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in the City of Westminster.
- Bob Speel, London sculpture.
- London Remembers, Memorials.
- George L. Gomme, Return of outdoor memorials in London (London: City Council, 1910) (through Internet Archive).
- John Blackwood, London's Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues (London: Savoy, 1989), p. 30-31.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 8.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 13-14.
Location (N 51°30'30" - W 0°7'44")
Item Code: gblo013; Photograph: 3 August 2014
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