Queen Victoria Statue, Bristol

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Queen Victoria Statue
Victoria statue.jpg
ArtistJoseph Boehm
Year1888
TypeWhite marble
LocationBristol

The statue of Queen Victoria by Joseph Edgar Boehm stands on College Green, Bristol, England. It is Grade II listed.[1][2]

It was unveiled on 25 July 1888 by Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, Victoria's grandson; when the statue was put into place a glass time capsule was incorporated into the plinth. This was uncovered during redevelopment in 2004 and given to Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery.[3]

The round steps of limestone ashlar lead to a square, copper base with fish, putti and inscribed panels, which support the marble statue; the figure of Queen Victoria is holding a sceptre and orb which are now broken. The statue has been moved several times.

In January 2016 the statue was vandalised by feminist street artist 'Vaj' by adding legs and pubic hair to the lower half of the figure.[4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen Victoria Statue". Images of England. Retrieved 13 March 2007.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Queen Victoria Statue (1355171)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  3. ^ "College Green (2)". Brisray. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ "One would not be impressed - Bristol's Queen Victoria statue gets X-rated make-over". Bristol Post. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Feminist graffiti artist defaces famous statue of Queen Victoria". Mail Online. Retrieved 11 January 2016.

Coordinates: 51°27′08″N 2°35′58″W / 51.45220°N 2.59941°W / 51.45220; -2.59941