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General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC
General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC
General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC
General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC
General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC
General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC
General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC
General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC
General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC
General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC
General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC
General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC
General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), VC

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A bronze statue of Buller astride his horse 'Biffen'. The statue faces away from Crediton, Buller's birthplace, which was said to have annoyed people in the town at the time. General Sir Redvers (pronounced 'Reevers') Buller is one of the few people to have been present at the unveiling of a statue depicting themselves. Although he was a soldier of undoubted courage and unusual physical strength, his ability as a commander was increasingly questioned at the beginning of the twentieth century.


Date

1905

Medium

bronze & Cornish granite

Measurements

H 400 x W 400 x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 335 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

EX4_CW_S001

Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

Equestrian

Owner

Exeter City Council

Custodian

Exeter City Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

6th September 1905

Listing date

29/01/53

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

underneath the right rear hoof of the statue:ADRIAN JONES. Sc. / 1905; underneath the left rear hoof of the statue:A. B. BURTON

Inscription description

inscriptions on three faces around the base read: 1859–1900 / INDIA CHINA / CANADA ASHANTI / EGYPT SOUDAN / SOUTHAFRICA / HE SAVED NATAL; REDVERS BULLER / V.C. G.C.B., G.C.M.G / OF DOWNES; ERECTED / BY HIS COUNTRYMEN / AT HOME AND BEYOND THE SEAS / 1905; on the fourth face is the badge, in brass, of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps incorporating their motto: CELER ET AUDAX (SWIFT AND BOLD)


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Located at

Hele Road, Exeter

EX4 4JS

At the junction of New North Road.