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George III with the River god George III with the River god

Statue: George III with the River god

Erection date: 1789

Bronze statue erected in 1789 showing the king who had commissioned the rebuilding of Somerset House. The statue is awash with nautical allusions: the king rests against a rudder and has an antique prow at his feet, beneath which sits the river god with a cornucopia representing the Thames.

Site: George III with the River god (1 memorial)

WC2, Strand, Somerset House Courtyard

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George III with the River god

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King George III

Born in St James's Square (not the public garden, one of the houses, obviousl...

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George III with the River god

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John Bacon the Elder

Awarded the first gold medal for sculpture by the Royal Academy in 1769. Othe...

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