Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Oxford
Oxfordshire

South East England

Old Schools Quad
(Bodleian Library)

King James I, presenting his works to Fame and the University

Edinburgh Castle 1566 - Theobalds House 1625
King of England, 1603-1625
(Wikipedia)
John Clarke
ca. 1620

Oxford /  King James I, presenting his works to Fame and the University   Oxford /  King James I, presenting his works to Fame and the University

Description

Statue of the seated King James I holding two books with the texts 'HAEC HABEO QVAE SCRIPSI' (These things I have written) and 'HAEC HABEO QVAE DEDI' (These things I have given), under a canopy with the text BEATI PACIFICI, The statue is in a niche flanked by a winged figure of Fame and a kneeling figure representing the University. Above him is a statue of Lady Justice, flanked by two allegorical figures.

Oxford - King James I, presenting his works to Fame and the University

Inscription(s)

regnante d. iacobo regvm doctissimo
mvnificentissimo optimo hæ mvsis
extrvctæ moles. congesta bibliotheca
et qvæcvnqve adhv deerant ad splen
dorem academiæ feliciter tentata
coepta absolvta. soli deo gloria.

In the reign of our godlike James, the most learned
generous and excellent of kings,
these buildings were constructed for the service of the Muses
the library was assembled, and all that was
still needed for the splendour of the university
was happily planned, taken in hand, and
completed. To God alone the glory.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°45'14" W 1°15'14"

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