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Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)
Queen Anne (1665–1714)

Photo credit: Alfred Yeung / Art UK

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The Queen is represented standing, the crown on her head, the Order of St. George around her neck, and with the sceptre in her right hand and the orb in her left. To the front of the statue stands a cartouche with the Royal Arms which is supported by the figure of Britannia. Four projections on the plinth curve outwards and down to form seats for four female personifications: Britannia, France, America and Ireland. When it was decided to replace Bird's statue of Queen Anne, the contract was given to Messrs. Mowlem and Sons who employed Richard Belt for the work. After preparing the model, he apparently asked to be released from the employment and the artistic work was carried out by Louis Auguste Malempré. A letter from Richard Belt requesting that his name might be placed upon the replica was not complied with, for the City Lands Committee were informed by Messrs Mowlem that the old statue was made good with plaster as a model for the new figures by men under Belt's direction, but that Belt did not personally execute any of the work on the marble replica.


Date

1886

Medium

Sicilian marble & stone

Measurements

H 250 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 300 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

EC4M_AY_S057

Acquisition method

City of London Corporation

Work type

Statue

Owner

City of London Corporation

Custodian

City of London Corporation

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

15th December 1886

Listing date

05/06/72

Access

at all times

Inscription description

on thesouth side of the pedestal: The Original STATUE / was erected on this spot in the year 1712 / to commemorate the completion of / SAINT PAUL'S CATHEDRAL / FRANCIS BIRD Sculptor; on cartouche: HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE; on north side of the pedestal: This Replica / of the Statue of QUEEN ANNE / was erected at the expense of / The CORPORATION of LONDON / In the Year 1886 / The Rt. Hon. / SIR REGINALD HANSON M.A.F.S.A. / Lord Mayor / Wm. BRAHAM Esq. / Chairman of the City Lands Committee.


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Located at

St Paul's Churchyard,

EC4M 8AD