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King James II

London 1633 - Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France 1701
King of England and Ireland as James II and King of Scotland as James VII, from 6 February 1685 until he was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688
(Wikipedia)
Grinling Gibbons & Peter Van Dievoet
1686

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Description

Bronze statue of James II as Roman emperor.

Inscription(s)

jacobvs secvndvs
dei gratia
angliæ scotiæ
franciæ et
hiberniæ
rex
fidel defensor
anno m.d.c.lxxxvi

James II,
by the grace of God,
King of
England, Scotland,
France and
Ireland.
Defender of the Faith.
1686.

Annotation

Commissioned by the royal servant Tobias Rustat for a site outside the Palace of Whitehall. One of three statues of Stuart monarchs commissioned by him, the others being those of Charles II at the Chelsea Royal Hospital and Windsor Castle. Erected on present site in 1946.

Sculptors

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Tags

Location N 51°30'30" W 0°7'44"

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