Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Two Statues of Queen Caroline





Queen Caroline
Monument at Stowe.
Portland Stone
Attributed to Rysbrack
c.1726.






http://faculty.bsc.edu/jtatter/caroline.html


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Queen Caroline
Henry Cheere
Queens College
Oxford.





Over the Gate way of Queens College, underneath a cupola facing onto the High Street.
Presented to the college in 1735 by the Provost Joseph smith in recognition of the queens gift of £1,000 to the building fund of the college in 1733.

Dr Magrath in The Queens College says that the cost of the statue was £125 - the design was approved by Dr George Clarke and Sir James Thornhill.

A Black plaster bust in the Lower Library is of the Queen and is perhaps a study for the head of this statue.

Info above from Catalogue of Portraits... Oxford,. Mrs Reginald Lane Poole, pub Oxford 1925.

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Pages below from The Queens College Vol II by John Richard Magrath DD, pub. Oxford. 1921.

see - The Queens College, John Richard Magrath, 1921 available on line at

https://archive.org/details/queenscollege02magr



















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Photographs here by William Fox Talbot. 1843.

William Henry Fox Talbot: Part of Queens College, Oxford, September 1843




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