Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Oxford
Oxfordshire

South East England

High Street
(Rhodes' Building)

Cecil Rhodes, Two Kings and Four Oriel College Alumni

Alfred Bertram Pegram
1911

Oxford /  Cecil Rhodes, Two Kings and Four Oriel College Alumni   Oxford /  Cecil Rhodes, Two Kings and Four Oriel College Alumni

Description

The Rhodes Building was built in 1911 using 100,000 left to Oriel College for that purpose by former student Cecil Rhodes In the front façade is in the central bay a statue of Cecil Rhodes, and two kings, and in the side bays four other statues. Below the statue of Rhodes is a chronogram for 1911: e Larga MVnIfICentIa | CaeCILI rhoDes (Out of the splendid generosity of Cecil Rhodes).

Oxford - Cecil Rhodes, Two Kings and Four Oriel College Alumni
1. Cecil Rhodes
Oxford - Cecil Rhodes, Two Kings and Four Oriel College Alumni
2. George V
Oxford - Cecil Rhodes, Two Kings and Four Oriel College Alumni
3. Edward VII
Oxford - Cecil Rhodes, Two Kings and Four Oriel College Alumni
4. William Allen
Oxford - Cecil Rhodes, Two Kings and Four Oriel College Alumni
5. Walter Hart
Oxford - Cecil Rhodes, Two Kings and Four Oriel College Alumni
6. John Hales
Oxford - Cecil Rhodes, Two Kings and Four Oriel College Alumni
7. Henry Sampson

The Rhodes Building was built in 1911 using 100,000 left to Oriel College for that purpose by former student Cecil Rhodes In the front façade is in the central bay a statue of Cecil Rhodes, and two kings, and in the side bays four other statues. Below the statue of Rhodes is a chronogram for 1911: e Larga MVnIfICentIa | CaeCILI rhoDes (Out of the splendid generosity of Cecil Rhodes).
    Central Bay
  1. rhodes - Cecil Rhodes (Bishop's Stortford 1853 - Muizenberg, South Africa 1902), British imperialist, businessman, mining magnate, and politician in South Africa (Wikipedia).
  2. george v (1865-1936), King of Great-Britain, 1910-1936 (Wikipedia).
  3. edward vii (London 1841 - London 1910), King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India, 1901-1910 (Wikipedia).

    Left bay

  4. allen - William Allen (Rossall 1532 - Rome 1594), Cardinal , Fellow of Oriel College 1550, Principal of St Mary's Hall (Wikipedia).
  5. lyhert - Walter Hart or Lyhert, Provost of Oriel College, 1435-1446; bishop of Norwich, 1446-1472 (Wikipedia).

    Right bay

  6. hals - John Hales (also Hals or Halse (d. 1490), Provost of Oriel College 1446-1449; bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, 1459-1490 (Wikipedia).
  7. sampson - Henry Sampson, Provost of Oriel College 1449-1476.
There are also several statues facing St. Mary's Quad of Oriel College.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bishop
  • Businessman
  • Chronogram
  • Edward VII (King of Great Britain)
  • George V (King of Great Britain)
  • Hales, John
  • Hart (Lyhert), Walter
  • Monarch
  • Pegram, Alfred Bertram
  • Politician
  • Provost
  • Rhodes, Cecil
  • Sampson, Henry
  • Location N 51°45'8" W 1°15'13"

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