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Creator:
Ward-Jackson, Philip, author.
Title(s):

Queen Victoria's equestrian portrait statues / Philip Ward-Jackson.

Published/Created:
London : PMSA Publishing, 2019.
©2019
Physical Description:
88 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Holdings:
Reference Library
NB1313.G7 W37 2019 (LC)
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The sculptured image of Queen Victoria with which countless jubilee and posthumous memorials have made us familiar, is of a standing or seated figure with orb or sceptre or both, a dignified, unsmiling grandmother of Empire. Which may cause us to forget the more energetic young woman, whose habit had been to ride at the head of a sometimes thirty strong cavalcade through Windsor Park in the early years of her reign. The image of the equestrian Victoria was to inspire a group of sculptures, not all of which have survived, but which are remarkable for being the first sculpted equestrian portraits of any contemporary woman, let alone a queen, reflecting recent advances in side-saddle design and fashions in riding costume. A pleasant enough artistic excursion it might be supposed, but one which gave rise to a true 'battle royal' amongst sculptors around 1850. The disputed prize was the commission for a statue commemorating the Queen's visit to Glasgow, but, for the man who won it, Carlo Marochetti, it was to prove no more than a Pyrrhic victory." -- cover, p. [4].
Subject Terms:
Equestrian statues -- Great Britain.
Equestrian statues -- Scotland -- Glasgow.
Equestrian statues.
Monuments.
Scotland -- Glasgow.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 -- Monuments.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
Contributors:
Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, issuing body.
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