Statuesque

In my quest for something to post about I was looking through my pics (again) and found my original images from 2013 that I had taken of some of the statues in Parliament Square. They were not great because of the lousy weather. However, all is not lost because last time in was in London the opposite was true, although because of their position relative to the rising sun I could not get decent pics of some of them and I did not photograph them all. There are 12 statues in the square. (Un-photographed statues are listed by name only).   Links open to the relevant Wikipedia page about the statue, and I have used images from Wikipedia to illustrate the statues I do not have photographs of.

Parliament Square

Sir Winston Churchill. (Prime Minister 1940–1945 and 1951–1955)

Sculpted by Ivor Roberts-Jones, it unveiled in 1973 by his widow Clementine, Baroness Spencer-Churchill.

David Lloyd George. (Prime Minister 1916–1922)

Sculpted by Glynn Williams and was unveiled in October 2007.

Jan Christian Smuts.  (Prime Minister of South Africa 1919–1924 and 1939–1948)

Unveiled in November 1956 by the Speaker of the House of Commons, William Morrison.  Sculpted by Jacob Epstein.

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston   (Prime Minister 1855–1858 and 1859–1865)

It was sculpted by Thomas Woolner and unveiled in 1876. Image by Prioryman,  and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Image dated 26 January 2015 and has been resized. 

Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby  (Prime Minister 1852, 1858–1859 and 1866–1868)

Image by Luke McKernan, This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license and dated 27 December 2016.  Luke McKernan / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0).

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (Prime Minister 1868 and 1874–1880)

Sculpted by Mario Raggi.  Image by Tbmurray  This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.  Image dated 25 February 2012 and has been cropped, resized, lightened and recopied to resolve orientation display.

Sir Robert Peel  (Prime Minister 1834–1835 and 1841–1846)

There was no unveiling ceremony in December 1876 and it was sculpted by Matthew Noble. Image by Prioryman.  This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Image dated 26 January 2015. (Image resized)

George Canning   (Foreign Secretary 1807–1809 and 1822–1827; Prime Minister 1827)

The statue was moved to Parliament Square in 1867 from its original location near St Margaret’s, Westminster, overlooking Old Palace Yard. It was sculpted by Richard Westmacott. Image by Prioryman and  licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Image dated 27 January 2015 and has been resized

Abraham Lincoln.  (President of the United States 1861–1865)

Image by Prioryman and  licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Image dated 27 January 2015 and has been resized.

Nelson Mandela (President of South Africa 1994–1999)

It was unveiled on 29 August 2007 and sculpted by  Ian Walters

Mahatma Ghandi  (Indian Independence Leader)

It was unveiled by the Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 14 March 2015 and sculpted by Philip Jackson

Millicent Fawcett  (Campaigner for women’s suffrage)

It was unveiled on 24 April 2018, and created by by Gillian Wearing.

DRW © 2020. Created 14/10/2020.  Special thanks to Prioryman, Luke McKernan and Tbmurray for their photographic skill and licensing their images for reuse. 

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