Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

Sir Alfred Gilbert, R. A. (1854-1934)



St Nicholas Square, Newcastle

According to the Public Monument and Sculpture Association National Recording Project, Gilbert here echoed the architecture of the lantern tower of the nearby church in this monument's "free arrangement of piled-up, curved pediments, brackets and pedestals" at the back of the throne, and in the canopy; its effect is said to produce a "balance of naturalism and fantasy" in the monument as a whole.

  • Entire monument (distant view)
  • Queen Victoria (side view)
  • Photograph 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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