Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Oxford
Oxfordshire

South East England

Brasenose College
(Gate Tower, Radcliffe Square)

Virgin Mary, William Smyth and Richard Sutton

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Oxford /  Virgin Mary, William Smyth and Richard Sutton   Oxford /  Virgin Mary, William Smyth and Richard Sutton

Description

Three statues above the gate:

Oxford - Virgin Mary, William Smyth and Richard Sutton
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Oxford - Virgin Mary, William Smyth and Richard Sutton
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Oxford - Virgin Mary, William Smyth and Richard Sutton
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  1. (top) Virgin Mary with child
  2. (left) probably Richard Sutton (died c. 1524) was an English lawyer and co-founder of Brasenose College (Wikipedia).
  3. (right) probably William Smyth (c. 1460 -1514), Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield from 1493 to 1496 and then Bishop of Lincoln until his death. Co-founder of Brasenose College (Wikipedia).

Colleges in Oxford

Most of the university colleges in Oxford occupy large areas with several buildings and courts ('quads' in Oxford). There are numerous statues, mostly in the façades of the various buildings. The statues with are not visible from the public road. Most of the colleges are accessible for visitors during certain times of the day, some for free, others for a small (or not so small) fee.

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 51°45'12" W 1°15'15"

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