Statue

George IV

George IV George IV

Erection date: 1843

Inscription

{On the front of the plinth:}
George IV

Francis Chantrey Sculptor

One third of the sculptor's fees, totalling £9,000, were paid by the king, who was also responsible for the choice of Roman costume and, practically, bareback pose. When Chantrey died in 1841, the statue was complete but it took the executors 3 years to extract full payment and release the statue for erection at this location, even though it was originally intended for the top of Marble Arch.

Site: George IV (1 memorial)

WC2, Trafalgar Square

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
George IV

Subjects commemorated i

King George IV

Regent: 1811 - 1820. Reigned: 1820 - 1830. After secretly marrying Mrs Fitzhe...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
George IV

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Sir Francis Chantrey

Sculptor. Born Francis Leggatt Chantry at Jordanthorpe, near Norton, Derbyshi...

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