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Henry Purcell statue Henry Purcell statue

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Statue: Henry Purcell statue

Erection date: 22/11/1995

Inscription

{On the front of the unusual triangular plinth:}
Henry Purcell, 1659-1695

{On a plaque in the ground in front:}
City of Westminster
The flowering of the English baroque, a memorial to Henry Purcell by the sculptor Glynn Williams, unveiled by HRH the Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden, on the tercentenary of the death of the composer, 22 November 1995.

The form of the statue is similar to that of the 'Green Man' carvings in churches.

Site: Henry Purcell statue (1 memorial)

SW1, Broadway

Purcell lived in this area all his life, close to his work at Westminster Abbey.

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Henry Purcell statue

Information Subjects commemorated

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Henry Purcell

Organist and composer. Born St Anne's Lane, Westminster. Died at home in Mars...

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Henry Purcell statue

Information Created by

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Westminster City Council

Created in 1965 from the former area of the Metropolitan Boroughs of St Maryl...

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Princess Margaret

Born Margaret Rose at Glamis Castle in Scotland. Sister of Queen Elizabeth II...

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Glynn Williams

Sculptor. Born in Shrewsbury. On graduating from the Wolverhampton College of...

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