Gate with in the pediment a bust of Henry Danvers, 1st Earl of Danby (1573-1643), English soldier , founder in 1621 of the Oxford Physic Garden, renamed the Oxford Botanic Garden in 1840 (Wikipedia).
In niches on the sides are statues of:
- Charles I (Dunfermline Palace 1600 - Whitehall Palace 1649), King of England, 1625-1649
- Charles II (St. James's Palace 1630 - Whitehall Palace 1685), King of England 1660-1685
(Wikipedia), depicted in ancient Roman dress.
GLORIÆ DEI OPT. MAX. HONORI CAROLI REGIS IN VSVM ACAD. & REIPVB.
HENRICVS COMES DANBY D.D. MDCXXXII.
The gateway was designed by Inigo Jones
- Nicholas Stone (Woodbury near Exeter 1586/87 - 1647),
English sculptor and architect
Sources & Information
Location (N 51°45'5" - W 1°14'50")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: gbse154; Photograph: 18 October 2015
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