St. Paul's Churchyard (EC4)
London 1665 - London 1714
Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, since 1702; and from 1707 Queen of Great Britain and Ireland until her death
Statue of Queen Anne made of Sicilian marble. The queen is represented standing, crowned, in robe of state, and bearing the sceptre and orb.
Around the pedestal are four female figures in sitting attitude, representing:
Queen Ann was sovereign of these countries (or was considered to be sovereign).
- England, with a trident.
- France, with a truncheon and a crown.
- Ireland, with a harp.
- (North) America, holding a bow and having a quiver on her back, her right foot resting on a severed head, behind which is a curious lizard.
The Original STATUE
was erected on this sport in the Year 1712.
to commemorate the completion of
SAINT PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
FRANCIS BIRD Sculptor
of the Statue of QUEEN ANNE
was erected at the expense of
The CORPORATION of LONDON
In the Year 1886
The Rt Hon.
SIR REGINALD HANSON M.A. F.S.A.
WM BRAHAM Esq.
Chairman of the City Lands Committee
The original statuie is in a country house at St. Leonard's-on-Sea in Sussex.
- Richard Claude Belt (London 1851 - 1920),
(Mapping of Sculpture).
- Francis Bird (London 1667 - London 1731),
- L. A. Malempré
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in the City of London.
- The Victorian Web, Belt and Malempré.
- George Laurence 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. 32-34.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 218.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 75-76.
Location (N 51°30'49" - W 0°5'59")
Item Code: gblo129; Photograph: 7 August 2014
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