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Law, Physick and Poetry

or: Apollo, Religion and Medicine
Henry Cheere
ca. 1735

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Description

Three statues on the pediment of the east range of Front Quad. In 1733-35 Henry Cheere was paid a sum of of 130 5s. for the statue of Queen Caroline over the gateway, and of 135 for the three statues, representing 'Law, Physick and Poetry', over the end of the east wing.
According to The Oxford University and City Guide of 1818 the six statues on the East and West range represent Jupiter and Apollo (on the pediments) and Mathematics, Georgraphy, Medicine and Religion.
  1. Law or Religion
  2. Poetry or Apollo
  3. Physick of Medicine

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Annotation

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Colleges in Oxford

Most of the university colleges in Oxford occupy large areas with several buildings and courts ('quads' in Oxford). There are numerous statues, mostly in the façades of the various buildings. The statues with are not visible from the public road. Most of the colleges are accessible for visitors during certain times of the day, some for free, others for a small (or not so small) fee.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Apollo
  • Cheere, Henry
  • Health (allegory)
  • Law (allegory)
  • Medicine
  • Poetry (allegory)
  • Religion
  • Location (N 51°45'9" - W 1°15'2")

    Item Code: gbse150; Photograph: 18 October 2015
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