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Queen Anne

London 1665 - London 1714
Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, since 1702; and from 1707 Queen of Great Britain and Ireland until her death
(Wikipedia)
Various sculptors
1884-86 (1709-12)

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Description

Statue of Queen Anne made of Sicilian marble. The queen is represented standing, crowned, in robe of state, and bearing the sceptre and orb.
Around the pedestal are four female figures in sitting attitude, representing:
  1. England, with a trident.
  2. France, with a truncheon and a crown.
  3. Ireland, with a harp.
  4. (North) America, holding a bow and having a quiver on her back, her right foot resting on a severed head, behind which is a curious lizard.
Queen Ann was sovereign of these countries (or was considered to be sovereign).

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Inscription(s)

The Original STATUE
was erected on this sport in the Year 1712.
to commemorate the completion of
SAINT PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
FRANCIS BIRD Sculptor

This Replica
of the Statue of QUEEN ANNE
was erected at the expense of
The CORPORATION of LONDON
In the Year 1886
The Rt Hon.
SIR REGINALD HANSON M.A. F.S.A.
Lord Mayor
WM BRAHAM Esq.
Chairman of the City Lands Committee

Annotation

The original statuie is in a country house at St. Leonard's-on-Sea in Sussex.

Sculptors

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Tags

  • America (continent)
  • Anne of England
  • Belt, Richard Claude
  • Bird, Francis
  • England (allegory)
  • France (allegory)
  • Hibernia (allegory)
  • Malempré, L.A.
  • Monarch
  • Statue (woman)
  • Locatie (N 51°30'49" - W 0°5'59")

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