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falgar; these basso-relievo being eighteen feet square, and the figure of Nelson in each seven feet high. The pedestal is raised on a lofty base, at the angles of which are African lions, in a recumbent position. The shaft is uniformly fluted throughout, the lower and upper torus being ornamented with leaves. The capital is taken from the bold and simple example of Mars Ultor, at Rome; and a figure of Victory is introduced on each side. From thence rises a circular pedestal, ornamented with a wreath of laurel, and surmounted by a colossal statue of Nelson, sculptured by E. H. Bailey, R. A.
HENRY VIII.---Full length, over the entrance to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Smithfield.
EDWARD VI.---St. Thomas' Hospital. A bronze statue, SCHEEMAKERS.
QUEEN ELIZABETH.---Full length, St. Dunstan's-inthe-West, Fleet-street. This statue was formerly placed on the western side of Ludgate, and is referred to by Defoe, in describing that structure, as “a fine figure of the famous Queen Elizabeth.” On the demolition of that gate, in 1760, the statue was placed against the east end of the church of Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleetstreet. On this edifice being taken down, in the year 1832, it was sold for sixteen pounds ten shillings; but in 1839 it was placed in its present situation, being mounted in a niche flanked with two pilasters, above the entrance to the parochial schools on the east side of the new church, facing Fleet-street. Those, with the other architectural accessories, are in the style of the reign of James I. and form a pleasing composition.
CHARLES I.---Charing-cross. A fine bronze equestrian statue, originally the property of the Earl of Arundel, for
whom it was cast by LE SUEUR, in 1633, but was not placed in its present situation till the decline of the reign of Charles II. The pedestal is the work of Grinling Gibbons. The statue had been condemned by parliament to be sold and broken in pieces; “but John Rivers, the brazier who purchased it,” says Pennant, “having more taste or more loyalty than his masters, buried it unmutilated, and showed to them some broken pieces of brass, in token of his obedience.” M. D'Archenholz gives a diverting anecdote of this brazier, and says, “ that he cast a vast number of handles for knives and forks, in brass, which he sold as made of the broken statue. They were bought with eagerness by the Royalists, from affection to their monarch; and by the rebels, as a mark of triumph over their murdered sovereign."
“The pedestal has been much admired for the beauty of its proportions, as well as for the elegance and boldness of its carvings.”---ALLAN CUNNINGHAM.
CHARLES II.---Soho-square. A pedestrian marble statue: at the feet are four emblematic figures, representing the rivers Thames, Severn, Trent, and Humber.
JAMES II.- Whitehall Gardens. A bronze statue, in the dress of a Roman emperor, with a chaplet on his head, GRINLING GIBBONS. His right hand, in which there was formerly a truncheon, is gracefully extended. On the pedestal appears the date of 1686. Presented to James II. by Tobias Rustat, keeper of Hampton Court, the year before the abdication of that monarch.
“It has great ease of attitude, and a certain severity of air, and is not unworthy of the hand which moulded it.”---ALLAN CUNNINGHAM.
WILLIAM III.---St. James'-square. A full length statue.
QUEEN ANNE.---West front of St. Paul's Cathedral, F. BIRD. A full length statue of white marble. At the base are figures of Britain, France, Ireland, and America.
GEORGE I.---Leicester-square. An equestrian statue,
gilt: purchased at the sale of the Duke of Chandos'. mansion, in 1747, it having been placed in his park at Canons.
GEORGE I.---Grosvenor-square. An equestrian statue, gilt; Van Nost. Erected in 1726, by Sir R. Grosvenor.
GEORGE II.-In front of Greenwich Hospital. A marble statue in the costume of a Roman emperor, RYSBRACH. Sculptured out of a single block of white marble, which weighed eleven tons, captured from the French by Sir George Rooke, and presented to the hospital by Sir John Jennings, governor during the reign of that monarch.
. GEORGE III-A bronze equestrian statue, M.C. WYATT. Erected in 1836.
“A work of ability, and creditable to the artist. The figure of the horse is by far the best part; beautifully proportioned and full of animation. Its evident intention is to represent a high-bred horse in a state of elegant and impatient subordination, and a calm regal superiority on the part of the rider, whom we are to suppose saluting his beloved subjects, or returning perhaps the salutation of a regiment. It is not pleasant to find fault with any thing that argues cleverness, and industry, and a purpose; but the work is overdone, and it is not characteristic. George III., whatever may have been his craft in some respects, or his self-possession in others, was a man both of plain habits and vehement impulses. He does not present himself to the imagination as a rider in a state of composure on a dandified palfrey. He and his horse should alike have been sturdy and unaffected ; and, of the two, the expression of restlessness should have been on the human side.”—LEIGH HUNT.
GEORGE IV.--South-east corner of Trafalgar-square. A bronze equestrian statue, Sir F. CHANTREY.
WILLIAM IV.--King William-street, London-bridge. Full length granite statue, S. Nixon. Erected in 1844. The likeness is admirably caught and preserved; and
the costume is that which the king most affected, the uniform of an English admiral, with the addition of a cloak; the well-arranged folds of which give a fulness and dignity to the whole. The pedestal, designed by Mr. Kelsey, is simple in its design, without being meagre and unsatisfactory. It bears a general resemblance, not pushed so closely however as to become eccentrie, to the capstan of a ship; and it rests on a plinth representing a coil of rope.
QUEEN VICTORIA-In the quadrangle of the Royal Exchange. A marble statue: Lough. Ereeted in 1845.
His ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT.—In the vestibule of Lloyd's. A fall length marble statue : LOUGH. Erected in 1837.
WILLIAM, DUKE OF CUMBERLAND, the - Butcher” of Culloden.-Cavendish-square. An equestrian statue, gilt, in the full military costume of his time: CHEW. Erected in 1777, by Lieutenant-general Strode, “in gratitude for private kindness, and in honour of his public virtue.”
EDWARD, DUKE OF KENT.–Park-crescent, Portlandplace. Pedestrian bronze statue, on a granite pedestal: GAHAGAN. The figure is heroic, that is, between the natural and colossal size; in a field-marshal's uniform, over which are ducal robes and the collar of the order of the Garter. Erected by public subscription.
“The attitude is graceful, and the likeness is well preserved."-BRITTON.
“ This statue is in a manly energetic style ; but coarse in execution and vulgar in conception".- ELMES.
FRANCIS, DUKE OF BEDFORD.-Russell-square. A colossal pedestrian bronze statue of the Duke in his parliamentary robes; one arm resting on a plough, the other grasping the gifts of Ceres : Sir R. WESTMACOTT, R. A. Erected 1809. The pedestal is ornamented with rural objects; and at his feet are figures of children, emblematic of the four seasons.
“ The drapery is well arranged, and the attitude dis plays grace and dignity. -BRITTON.
DUKE OF WELLINGTON.-West front of the Royal Exchange. A bronze equestrian statue: Sir F. CHANTREY. Erected June 18th, 1844.
DUKE OF WELLINGTON.-Hyde Park-corner. A colossal bronze equestrian statue : M. C. WYATT. Erected in 1846.
The arch upon which this colossal work is placed, and which has been the cause of so much contention between the critics and the committee, was erected from the designs of Mr. Decimus Burton; and is of elegant proportions, florid decoration, and exquisitely finished workmanship; and had it been finished according to the original design of the architect would have been one of the finest modern triumphal arches in existence.
DUKE OF WELLINGTON.-In front of the White Tower. A full length marble figure, eight feet high, upon a granite pedestal, ten feet in height: Mr. MILNER. His grace is represented uncovered, attired in a plain military coat, with a cloak loosely suspended from his shoulders with cord and tassel.
LORD ELDON.-School, Wandsworth-road. A full length figure.
SIR RICHARD WHITTINGTON.-Whittington's Almshouses, Highgate.
SIR ROBERT CLAYTON.-St. Thomas's Hospital. MAJOR CARTWRIGHT. — Burton-crescent." A seated bronze statue : CLARKE. Erected by public subscription in 1832.
The old heart in London from which the veins of sedition in the country were supplied -CANNING
WILLIAM PITT.-South side of Hanover-square. A colossal bronze statue, on a granite pedestal : Sir F. CHANTREY. One of the noblest of our public statues : erected by his admirers, in 1831.
“ In person, Pitt was tall, slender, well-proportioned,