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King George II

George Augustus
Hannover 1683 - London 1760
King of Great Britain, 1727-1760
(Wikipedia)
John Michael Rysbrack
1735

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Description

Marble statue of King George II in the costume of a Roman emperor, holding an orb and sceptre.

Inscription(s)

Hic ames dici Pater atq Princeps

[the royal standard]

Imperium Pelagi

        Fessos tuto placidissima portu
Accipit

Principi Potentissimo
GEORGIO Secundo
Britanniarum Regi
Cujus Auspiciis et Patrocinio
Augustissimum Hoc Hospitium
Ad Sublevandos Militantium in Classe Emeritorium
Labores a Regis Ipsius Antecessoribus Fundatum
JOHANNES JENNINGS
Eques
Ejusdem Hospitii Præfectus
Iconem Hanc pro debita sua
Erga Principem Reverentia
Et Patriam Charitate
Posunt

Anno Domini
MDCCXXXV

Hic Requies Senecta
His Modus lasso Maris et Viarum
Militariæq.

Here may you love...
to be called father and chief
[Horace, Ode 1.2]

"Imperium pelagi" (the empire of the sea)
is the title of a poem written
on the occasion of George II's return

This very quiet place receives
the weary into safe anchorage
[Vergil Aeneis III, 78-79]

Let this place be rest for my old age,
let it be the end to me,
tired of the sea and ways of war
[adapted from Horace]

London - King George II

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°29'1" - W 0°0'21")

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Item Code: gblo181; Photograph: 22 October 2015
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