Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
London
London

Greater London

Whitehall (WC2)

Douglas Haig

Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
Edinburgh 1861 - London 1928
British senior officer during the First World War
(Wikipedia)
Alfred Hardiman
1937

London /  Douglas Haig   London /  Douglas Haig

Description

Bronze equestrian statue.

Inscription(s)

[coat of arms]

field marshall
EARL HAIG
commander-in-chief
of the british armies
in france
1915-1918


erected by
parliament

Signature

Alfred Hardiman 1936

Annotation

Unveiled 10 November 1937. The statue aroused great controversy, comparable even with the reaction to Epstein's early works. The depiction of the horse was deemed to be unnatural; Country Life noted that its legs were in the position for urinating. Haig's widow did not attend the unveiling.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°30'15" W 0°7'34"

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