Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Oxford
Oxfordshire

South East England

Queens' College
(High Street Façade, west)

Jupiter, Mathematics, and Geography


19th century

Oxford /  Jupiter, Mathematics, and Geography   Oxford /  Jupiter, Mathematics, and Geography

Description

Three statues on the pediment of the west range of Front Quad showing bearded men with a drill, a scroll and a sphere respectively. According to The Oxford University and City Guide of 1818 the six statues on the East and West range represent Jupiter and Apollo (on the pediments) and Mathematics, Georgraphy, Medicine and Religion. The three statues here should be:
  1. Mathematics
  2. Jupiter
  3. Geography

Oxford - Jupiter, Mathematics, and Geography Oxford - Jupiter, Mathematics, and Geography Oxford - Jupiter, Mathematics, and Geography

Annotation

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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.

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Location (N 51°45'10" - W 1°15'5")

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Item Code: gbse148; Photograph: 18 October 2015
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