Unveiled 29 August 2007 by Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Westminster Council had earlier refused permission for placing the statue in Trafalgar Square adjacent to South Africa House. On a visit to London in 1961, Mandela had joked that one day his statue would replace that of Jan Smuts; they now both have statues in Parliament Square.
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)
- Ian Homer Walters (Solihull 1930 - ... 2006), English sculptor (Wikipedia).
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in the City of Westminster.
- Wikipedia, Statue of Nelson Mandela, Parliament Square.
- Wikipedia, Parliament Square.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 62.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 33-34.
Location (N 51°30'1" - W 0°7'38")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: gblo041; Photograph: 3 August 2014
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