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Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)

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This heroic-sized statue shows Queen Victoria in state robes with a crown and holding a sceptre in her right hand. The statue is set on a square, two-tier bronze plinth with pennant decoration on the upper tier. The sculptor Francis Williamson was well patronised by Queen Victoria and produced many statues of her. This statue is based on his marble statue of Victoria sculpted in 1887 at the time of her Golden Jubilee. Williamson then executed many bronze replicas including statues in Wakefield, Hastings, Paisley, Londonderry, Rangoon in Burma, Perth in Australia, and Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand. The statue was first erected in the Bullring in the centre of Wakefield. In 1950 it was moved to Denby Dale Road at the entrance to Clarence Park.


Date

1904

Medium

bronze & polished pink granite

Accession number

WF1_NH_S002

Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

Statue

Owner

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Custodian

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

15th February 1905

Listing date

01/02/79

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

signed on the lower tier of the right-hand side elevation: A. B. BURTON / FOUNDER / THAMES DITTON.

Inscription description

central section of the front face: VICTORIA REG ET IMP / 1837-1901; at a lower level: THIS STATUE WAS ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF WAKEFIELD / AS A MEMORIAL TO THEIR GREAT AND GOOD QUEEN / 1904; left-hand side elevation: THIS MONUMENT WAS REMOVED / FROM THE BULL RING / TO THIS SITE IN JULY 1950 / CLARENCE PARK / AND REINSTATED IN 1985.


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Located at

Rishworth Street, Wakefield

WF1 2HW