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Statue: Huskisson statue


{Front of plinth:}
William Huskisson, statesman, born 1770, died 1830.
{Side of statue:}
Opus Ionnis Gibson, fecit

Noting the stance and the toga, Osbert Sitwell described this statue as "boredom rising from the bath." Peter Duby tells us that the statue was originally presented by his widow to Lloyd's {insurance, not bank} in 1847; Lloyd's presented it to the London County Council in 1915 and it was subsequently placed in its current position.

There is a bronze copy of this statue in Liverpool and a different statue, also in Roman dress, in the cathedral in Chichester, his constituency.

Site: Huskisson statue (1 memorial)

SW1, Millbank, Pimlico Gardens

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William Huskisson

Huskisson is famous for being the victim of the first fatal railway accident ...

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John Gibson

Sculptor. Born near Conwy, Wales. Other work in London: Molyneux Mausoleum in...

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