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Edmund Burke

Dublin 1729 - Beaconsfield 1797
Irish statesman, as well as an author, orator, political theorist and philosopher; Member of Parliament for Bristol 1774-1780
(Wikipedia)
James Havard Thomas
Sommer Foundry (Napoli)
1894

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Description

Bronze statue of Edmund Burke with his right arm raised.
It was unveiled by Prime Minister Lord Roseberry on 30 October 1894.

Inscription(s)

BURKE
1774 – 1780
"I wish to be a Member of
Parliament to have my
share of doing good and
resisting evil."
Speech at Bristol 1780.
To
his fellow citizens
from
Sir William Henry Wills, Bart., M.P.
1894.

Signature

I. HAVARD THOMAS fecit mdcccxciv
cast cire perdve SOMMER NAPLES

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Item Code: gbsw047; Photograph: 21 March 2019
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