Bronze statue of Boudica standing in a chariot drawn by two horses. Behind Boudica het two daughters.
queen of the iceni
who died a.d. 61
after leading her people
against the Roman invader
regions cæsar never knew
thy posterity shall sway
this statue by thomas thornycroft
was presented to london by his son
sir john isaac thornycroft c.e.
and placed here by the london county council
|Text copied from Remember Londen,
and a photo
for us invisible because of a souvenir stand
A quote from William Cowper's 1782
poem Boadicea, an ode.
The elder Thornycroft's magnum opus, brought to completion by his son. The style of the figures was out of fashion by the time the group was installed here in 1902.
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in the City of Westminster.
- Wikipedia, Boadicea and Her Daughters.
- Bob Speel, London sculpture.
- London Remembers, Statue: Boadicea/Boudicca.
- 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. 68-69.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 146.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 41.
Location (N 51°30'3" - W 0°7'25")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: gblo052; Photograph: 3 August 2014
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