Bronze equestrian statue. The king is represented bare-headed, in semi-classical dress, baton clasped in right hand, and resting on thigh, bridle held loosely in left hand.
KING GEORGE IV
- Sir Francis Leg(g)att Chantrey (Norton, Derbyshire 1781 - 1841),
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in the City of Westminster.
- Bob Speel, London sculpture.
- Wikipedia, Trafalgar Square.
- 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. 50-53
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 13.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 11-12.
- Kees van Tilburg, From Marcus Aurelius to Kim Jong-il: The story of equestrian statues throughout the ages (Amstelveen, 2017). – see also the Equestrian statue website.
Locatie (N 51°30'29" - W 0°7'39") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: gblo020; Photograph: 3 August 2014
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