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Cambridge Terrace / Kent Terrace

Queen Victoria

London 1819 - Osborne House 1901
Queen of Great-Britain, 1837-1901
(Wikipedia)
Alfred Drury
Morris Singer Co. (London)
1905

Wellington /  Queen Victoria   Wellington /  Queen Victoria

Description

Bronze statue on a granite pedestal. On the four sides of the pedestal are bronze plates with scenes and one with text, that on the front side:
VICTORIA
REGINA
ET
IMPERATRIX
1837-1901
On the sides panels with
  1. Allegorical representation of telephone (left), railways (center) and electricity (right)
  2. The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840 by William Hobson and a Maori chief. The Treaty established a British Governor of New Zealand, recognised Maori ownership of their lands and other properties, and gave the Maori the rights of British subjects.
  3. Allegorical representation of the free arts: painting, poetry and music.

Wellington - Queen Victoria
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Wellington - Queen Victoria
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Wellington - Queen Victoria
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Signature

A. DRURY. a.r.a. / sculptor. / london.
singers founders / frome england.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Electricity
  • Hobson, William
  • Monarch
  • Music (allegory)
  • Painting (art)
  • Poetry (allegory)
  • Singer Co. (London), Morris
  • Statue (woman)
  • Statue (woman)
  • Telephone
  • Train
  • Victoria (Queen of Great-Britain)
  • Locatie (S 41°17'42" - E 174°46'59")

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