Monument at Stowe.
Attributed to Rysbrack
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.
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
Photographs here by William Fox Talbot. 1843.