Abingdon Street (WC2)
( Old Palace Yard)
King George V
King of Great-Britain, 1910-1936
William Reid Dick
Statue of King George V, made of Portland stone.
w. reid dick 1947
Unveiled 22 October 1947 by George VI. Completion of the statue was delayed by the outbreak of the Second World War; the statue was stored at the quarry in Portland for the duration of the conflict.
William Reid Dick (Glasgow 1879 - 1961), Scottish sculptor (
Sources & Information
List of public art in the City of Westminster
Statue of George V, Westminster
London's Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues
(London: Savoy, 1989), p. 76-77.
(London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 77.
London's Statues and Monuments
(Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 38.
Dick, William Reid
George V (King of Great Britain)
Location (N 51°29'56" - W 0°7'34")
; Photograph: 3 August 2014
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