Bronze equestrian statue.
[coat of arms]
of the british armies
Alfred Hardiman 1936
Unveiled 10 November 1937. The statue aroused great controversy, comparable even with the reaction to Epstein's early works. The depiction of the horse was deemed to be unnatural; Country Life noted that its legs were in the position for urinating. Haig's widow did not attend the unveiling.
- Alfred Frank Hardiman (London 1891 - Stoke Poges 1949),
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in the City of Westminster.
- Bob Speel, London sculpture.
- John Blackwood, London's Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues (London: Savoy, 1989), p. 284-285.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 41.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 20-21.
- 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.
Location (N 51°30'15" - W 0°7'34")
Item Code: gblo030; Photograph: 3 August 2014
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