Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Oxford
Oxfordshire

South East England

Broad Street
(Clarendon Building)

Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon

1609 - Rouen 1674
English statesman, historian, and chancellor of the University of Oxford, 1660-1667
(Wikipedia)
Francis Bird
1721

Oxford /  Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon   Oxford /  Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon

Description

Lead statue of Hyde in the robes of chancellor, it stands in a niche in the west façade of the building.

Inscription(s)

EDWARDVS COMES CLARENDONIÆ
Summus Anglice Summus Academiæ
Cancellarius

Annotation

The building was funded largely from the proceeds of the commercially successful History of the Great Rebellion by the 1st Earl of Clarendon.
The statue stood from 1721 until the 1940s in a niche on the south side of the building (now a window)

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°45'16" W 1°15'17"

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Item Code: gbse137; Photograph: 18 October 2015
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