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Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)
Charles I (1600–1649)

Photo credit: Tracy Jenkins / Art UK

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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.


Date

1630–1633 & 1674–1675

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 280 x W 236 x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 450 x W 300 x D 168 cm

Accession number

WC2N_TJ_S030

Acquisition method

commissioned by Sir Richard Weston, 1630

Work type

Statue

Custodian

English Heritage

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade I (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

1st August 1904

Listing date

09/01/70

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

on plate supporting the right front hoof of horse: huber / le sueur / fecit / 1633


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Located at

Whitehall, Westminster

WC2N 5DU

Set on the traffic island facing the top of Whitehall.