Abingdon Street (WC2)
(Old Palace Yard)
Richard Coeur de Lion
(1157 - 1199)
King of England, 1189-1199
Bronze statue of King Richard I on horseback, wearing a mail shirt and lifting a sword into the air.
On the pedestal are two reliefs, these were added in 1866:
Richard fighting the Saracens (Battle of Ascalon)
Richard on his death bed.
. Since it is not possible to walk around the statue, only the second relief is visible for the public.
COEUR DE LION
Baron Carlo (Charles) Marochetti (Turin 1805 - Passy 1867) Italian-French sculptor, born in Turin, but raised in Paris as a French citizen (
Sources & Information
List of public art in the City of Westminster
Richard Coeur de Lion (statue)
George L. Gomme,
Return of outdoor memorials in London
(London: City Council, 1910) (through
London's Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues
(London: Savoy, 1989), p. 56-57.
(London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 76.
London's Statues and Monuments
(Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 37.
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
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Richard I the Lionheart
Location (N 51°29'56" - W 0°7'32")
; Photograph: 3 August 2014
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