Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Oxford
Oxfordshire

South East England

Queens' College
(High Street Gate)

Queen Caroline

Caroline of Ansbach
Ansbach 1683 - London 1737
wife of King George II
(Wikipedia)
Henry Cheere
ca. 1735

Oxford /  Queen Caroline   Oxford /  Queen Caroline

Description

Marble statue in a temple-like rotunda above the entrance.

Annotation

In 1733-35 Henry Cheere was paid a sum of of 130 5s. for the statue of Queen Caroline over the gateway, and of 135 for the three statues, representing 'Law, Physick and Poetry', over the end of the east wing.

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°45'10" W 1°15'3"

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