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The king is shown in half-armour. This highly influential equestrian statue, the first of its kind in England, was originally commissioned in 1630 by Charles I's Lord Treasurer Sir Richard Weston for his house Mortlake Park, Roehampton. The statue was originally cast in 1633 by Hubert Le Sueur, with the carved pedestal by Joshua Marshall added when the statue was erected in its current position on the site of an Eleanor Cross in 1674–1675.
1630–1633 & 1674–1675
H 280 x W 236 x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 450 x W 300 x D 168 cm
commissioned by Sir Richard Weston, 1630
Grade I (England and Wales)
1st August 1904
at all times
on plate supporting the right front hoof of horse: huber / le sueur / fecit / 1633