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Richard Cobden

Dunford, Heyshott, Sussex 1804 - London 1865
English manufacturer, Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with among others the Anti-Corn Law League
(Wikipedia)
W. & T. Wills
1868

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Description

Marble statue of Cobden with on the sides of the pedestal sheaves referring to the Corn Law.

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Originally, the text on the pedestal only showed the name COBDEN. The rest was added later, there is no contemporary evidence that Napoleon III contributed.

Inscription(s)

erected
by
public subscription
to which
NAPOLEON III
was principal contributor

COBDEN

presented
to the
VESTRY OF ST. PANCRAS
june 1868
thomas ross
chairman of committee


CORN LAWS
repealed 1846
ERECTED
june 1868

Signature

w&t wills

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°32'5" - W 0°8'19")

Item Code: gblo239; Photograph: 19 March 2019
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