Two statues in niches in the façade along High Street:
1. Queen Anne
2. Queen Mary II
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
The statue dates from 1709.
MARIA 2da REGINA | E degatis Drisradcliffe | 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
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.
John van Nost the Elder (Jan van Nost) (died 1729),
English sculptor, originating from Mechelen
Sources & Information
Philip Opher, Oxford Sculpture (Heritage Tours Publications, 2009).
H E Salter and Mary D Lobel (ed.), A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3, the University of Oxford (1954). At: British History Online.