Bronze statue of Canning in Roman vestments, holding a scroll.
Erected 2 May 1832 in New Palace Yard; in its current location since 1949. The features are based on the portrait bust of Canning by Sir Francis Chantrey, who was "not at all pleased with the preference shewn to Mr. Westmacott".
On Parliament Square, Westminster, are 10 statues of British and some foreign politicians.
Click here for a interactive map with the locations of the sculptures.
- Abraham Lincoln (1920)
- George Canning (1832, here 1949)
- Nelson Mandela (2007)
- Sir Robert Peel (1877)
- Benjamin Disraeli (1883)
- Edward Smith-Stanley (1874)
- Henry John Temple - Lord Palmerston (1876)
- Jan Smuts (1956)
- David Lloyd George (2007)
- Sir Winston Churchill (1973)
- Sir Richard Westmacott Jr, (1775-1856), British sculptor (Wikipedia).
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in the City of Westminster.
- Bob Speel, London sculpture.
- Wikipedia, Parliament 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. 178-179.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 59-60.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 34-35.
Locatie (N 51°30'3" - W 0°7'39") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: gblo040; Photograph: 3 August 2014
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