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Great Britain
Oxford
Oxfordshire

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High Street
(Botanical Gardens)

Danby Gateway

Nicholas Stone
1632

Oxford /  Danby Gateway

Description

Gate with in the pediment a bust of Henry Danvers, 1st Earl of Danby (1573-1643), English soldier , founder in 1621 of the Oxford Physic Garden, renamed the Oxford Botanic Garden in 1840 (Wikipedia).

Oxford - Danby Gateway
Henry Danvers
Oxford - Danby Gateway
Charles I
Oxford - Danby Gateway
Charles II

In niches on the sides are statues of:

  1. Charles I (Dunfermline Palace 1600 - Whitehall Palace 1649), King of England, 1625-1649 (Wikipedia).
  2. Charles II (St. James's Palace 1630 - Whitehall Palace 1685), King of England 1660-1685 (Wikipedia), depicted in ancient Roman dress.

Inscription(s)

GLORIĆ DEI OPT. MAX. HONORI CAROLI REGIS IN VSVM ACAD. & REIPVB.
HENRICVS COMES DANBY D.D. MDCXXXII.

Annotation

The gateway was designed by Inigo Jones

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Army Officer
  • Bust
  • Charles I (King of England)
  • Charles II (King of England)
  • Danby, Earl of
  • Danvers, Henry
  • Monarch
  • Stone, Nicholas
  • Location N 51°45'5" W 1°14'50"

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