Bronze equestrian statue.
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.
- Hubert Le Sueur (c. 1580 - 1658),
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. 18-24.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 19.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 16-17.
- 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°30'26" - W 0°7'39") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: gblo024; Photograph: 3 August 2014
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