Queen Victoria Memorial, Hove
Sir Thomas Brock, K.C.B., R.A. 1847-1922
Bronze statue on a granite pedestal with four bronze panels
Designed 1897, unveiled 9 February 1901
Grand Avenue, Hove, Sussex
This was one of Brock's fourteen statues of Queen Victoria, and the first statue of the monarch to be unveiled after her death on 22 January of that year. Bronze had been chosen as the medium both for its durability (the memorial faces the sea) and because it admits of more detail. [continued below]
Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009.
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