Wednesday, 14 September 2016

List of English and Irish Equestrian Statues in the 17th and 18th Centuries.



A list of Equestrian Statues in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries designed, created or put up in England and Ireland.

1633. Charles I - Charing X, London  - Bronze - Hubert Le Sueuer.

A Model in bronze perhaps by Le Sueur at Ickworth.
The Line of Kings, 14 sculptures created in the 17th century( a further three in the 18th Century) in the Tower of London. One certainly sculpted by Grinling Gibbons.

see - https://royalarmouries.org/english-civil-war-carbine/single-object/247

1679. - Charles II -  Bronze - Grinling Gibbons cast by Ibach Windsor Castle - Roman Armour. (see Rupert Harris web site)

1685 - Charles II - Edinburgh  - Lead - Grinling Gibbons - Roman Armour. from the same mould as the Windsor version (see Hall Conservation).

1686 - 88. - James II - Newcastle upon Tyne - Bronze - levade (standing on back legs) - destroyed in1688 by the people of Newcastle after the Glorious Revolution - William Larson - A Model in the National Gallery of Ireland.

1701. - William III - Roman Armour - Bronze - College Green, Dublin. Grinling Gibbons.

1722. - George I - Bronze  - Modern Armour - John van Nost II - Essex Bridge Dublin, Barber Institute.

1722. - George I - Lead - Roman Armour, Hackwood Park. John van Nost II.

1723 - George I - Lead - Modern Armour - Stowe House. John van Nost II.

1728. set up at Canons - George I - Lead - set up in Leicester Square 1747 - Modern Armour - John van Nost II.

1733. William III - Queens Square Bristol - Bronze - Roman Armour - Michael Rysbrack.
Plaster Model currently on display in the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. There is mention of several plaster models in the 18th Century.

1734. William III. Hull - Lead - Roman Armour - Scheemakers.

1735.. William III. Glasgow - Lead - Roman Armour - Scheemakers ?

1750, William III. Petersfield - Lead - John Cheere - Roman Armour set up c.1750.

1757. Frederick, Prince of Wales in Roman Armour - Lead Hartwell House, Bucks - John Cheere.

1758. George II - Bronze - St Stephens Green, Dublin - Modern armour - John van Nost III.
Destroyed by the IRA

A Lead Model in Dublin Castle

1762. George II  - Cork, Ireland - lead -  appears to be in Roman Armour by John van Nost III.

1766. George III - Lead - Berkeley Square - Joseph Wilton - (modelled by A Beaupré) - Collapsed under its own weight and removed 1827

1770. The Duke of Cumberland in Modern Uniform - Lead - John Cheere.
Two lead Models exist - Nat. Army Museum and the Royal Collection.

 1770. - George III - Lead (over life size ?) - on the Bowling Green opposite Fort George - New York - Joseph Wilton. see - Public Advertiser, 23 Feb. 1770; Fehl 1972, 12; Nat Sculpt Rev 1974, 13 (repr); Marks 1981, 61-82 - see - http://connecticutsar.org/king-georges-head/

see - The Nation's First Monument and the Origins of the American Memorial .By Professor Sally Webster.
1807. William III - Bronze  - St Jame's Square, London - Roman Armour - by John Bacon Senior and Junior.

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