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The Third Marquess of Bute - Drydydd Ardalydd Bute

John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute
Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, 1847 - 1900
landed aristocrat, industrial magnate, antiquarian, scholar, philanthropist and architectural patron
(Wikipedia)
James Pittendrigh MacGillivray
1930

Cardiff - Caerdydd /  The Third Marquess of Bute - Drydydd Ardalydd Bute   Cardiff - Caerdydd /  The Third Marquess of Bute - Drydydd Ardalydd Bute

Description

Bronze statue of the 3rd Marquess of Bute in peer's robes.

Inscription(s)

Name, titles and coats-of-arms are on the four sides of the pedestal:
JOHN III MARQUESS OF BUTE

EARL OF WINDSOR

BARON CARDIFF 1847 - 1900

EARL OF DUMFRIES

(the last one without coat of arms).

Cardiff - Caerdydd / The Third Marquess of Bute - Drydydd Ardalydd Bute
JOHN III MARQUESS OF BUTE
Cardiff - Caerdydd / The Third Marquess of Bute - Drydydd Ardalydd Bute
EARL OF WINDSOR
Cardiff - Caerdydd / The Third Marquess of Bute - Drydydd Ardalydd Bute
BARON CARDIFF 1847 - 1900

Annotation

After a visit to Cardiff in 1905 the Fourth Marquess wrote to the County Borough Council of Cardiff stating that he wished to present a statue of his father although it was not until 1929 that the scheme proceeded. The 4th Marquess unveiled the statue in October 1930.

The statue of his father, the 2nd Marquess of Bute, is on Callaghan Square (not photographed by us) and the statue of his son, Lt.-Col. Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart, is nearby in Gorsedd Gardens.

Cardiff - Caerdydd / The Third Marquess of Bute - Drydydd Ardalydd Bute

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Location (N 51°29'0" - W 3°10'44")

Item Code: gbwa020; Photograph: 24 July 2012
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