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Queen Victoria at Middle Temple Lane Queen Victoria at Middle Temple Lane

Bust: Queen Victoria at Middle Temple Lane

Erection date: 1879

Inscription

{Below the cartouche:}
1877

Site: Queen Victoria at Middle Temple Lane (1 memorial)

EC4, Victoria Embankment, Middle Temple Lane entrance

This 1878-9 building by E. M. Barry was hidden behind scaffolding when we visited in November 2013 but by April 2014 it was showing its newly cleaned and restored highly decorative south face. The sculptural work is all by Calder Marshall, and includes: two figures either side of the archway representing Learning and Justice; a central atlas and two caryatids (male and female figures supporting the masonry) one above the other on the first, second and third floors. The cartouche with the Queen's profile is held by two cherubic merchildren. Much more information given in the magnificent 'Public Sculpture of the City of London' by Philip Ward-Jackson.

Victoria, not surprisingly, had an on-going relationship with the Temple and the City, Her first visit to the City in 1837 is featured on the Temple Bar.

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Queen Victoria at Middle Temple Lane

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Queen Victoria

Reigned: 1837-1901, 64 years. Born Kensington Palace. Daughter of Edward, Duk...

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Queen Victoria at Middle Temple Lane

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Mabey & Co

Mapping Sculpture explains that this was "Active: 1878 - 1900" and "A success...

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