Victoria Embankment Gardens (WC2)
Henry Bartle Frere
Sir Henry Bartle Frere, 1st Baronet
Clydach, Monmouthshire, 1815 - Wimbledon, London 1884
British colonial administrator; Governor of Bombay and High Commissioner for Southern Africa
Bronze statue of Frere in privy counsellor's uniform, with the robe and collar of a Knight Grand Commander of the Star of India and the insignia of the Order of the Bath. On the front of the pedestal is a relief, showing an allegorical figure "victory achieved, peace sought and the readiness to maintain honour with a sword:" seated woman with sword and shield inscribed PRO PATRIA; and on the sides small shields INDIA and AFRICA.
(statue) t. brock, a.r.a. Sculptr. 1887
(relief) Thos. Brock Sc. 1887
Unveiled 5 June 1888 by the Prince of Wales.
- Sir Thomas Brock KCB RA (1847-1922),
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in the City of Westminster.
- Bob Speel, London sculpture.
- 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. 200-201.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 138.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 47-48.
Location (N 51°30'20" - W 0°7'24")
Item Code: gblo060; Photograph: 3 August 2014
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