Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Oxford
Oxfordshire

South East England

University College
(High Street Façade)

Queens Anne and Mary II

John van Nost the Elder
1709 and 1719

Oxford /  Queens Anne and Mary II   Oxford /  Queens Anne and Mary II

Description

Two statues in niches in the façade along High Street:

Oxford - Queens Anne and Mary II
1. Queen Anne
Oxford - Queens Anne and Mary II
2. Queen Mary II

  1. ANNA REGINA | ... merc. lon. | mdccix | p - 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)
    The statue dates from 1709.
  2. MARIA 2da REGINA | E degatis Dris radcliffe | mdccxix - Queen Mary II (London 1662 - London 1694), joint Sovereign of England, Scotland, and Ireland with her husband (who was also her first cousin), William III and II, from 1689 until her death (Wikipedia)
    The statue is a copy of a statue in Richmond and is made by John van Nost.
Facing the quad is a statue of King James II (no photo).

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

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°45'9" W 1°15'7"

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