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Statue Of Robert Cornelis Napier Baron Napier Of Magdala

Hob Uid: 1492584
Location :
Greater London Authority
Kensington and Chelsea, City of Westminster
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ2640279609
Summary : A commemorative bronze equestrian statue of Robert Cornelis Napier, first Baron Napier of Magdala (1810-90) situated in the centre of the road at the north end of Queen's Gate. The statue was designed in 1891 by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, completed by Sir Alfred Gilbert and depicts Napier wearing a tropical uniform, carrying a pair of binoculars in his right hand, standing on a granite pedestal. Originally the statue was placed in front of of Carlton House Gardens but was moved to its original location in 1920. A replica of the statue stands in Calcutta.
More information : A commemorative bronze equestrian statue of Robert Cornelis Napier, first Baron Napier of Magdala (1810-90) situated in the centre of the road at the north end of Queen's Gate. The statue was designed in 1891 by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, completed by Sir Aifred Gilbert and depicts Napier wearing a tropical uniform, carrying a pair of binoculars in his right hand, standing on a granite pedestal. Originally the statue was placed in front of of Carlton House Gardens but was moved to its original location in 1920. A replica of the statue stands in Calcutta. (1-4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Discovering London Statues and Monuments
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Source Number : 2
Source : London Statues A Guide to London's Outdoor Statues and Sculpture
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Source Number : 3
Source : Collections Review
Source details : Brindle S., Turner M; Public Statues and Monuments in Central London
Page(s) : 104-11
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Vol(s) : Vol 3
Source Number : 4
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : [Accessed 17-Mar-2009]
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Erected 1891
Monument End Date : 1891
Monument Start Date : 1891
Monument Type : Commemorative Monument, Statue
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Early 20th Century
Display Date : Moved in 1920
Monument End Date : 1920
Monument Start Date : 1920
Monument Type : Commemorative Monument, Statue
Evidence : Structure

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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 425169
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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 420342
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External Cross Reference Source : ViewFinder
External Cross Reference Number : OP03679
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 27 NE 436
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