Prince Albert. 1873. Sculptor: Charles Bacon. Architect: P.C. Hardwick and William Haywood. Foundry: Young & Co. Granite work: D.D. Fenning & Co. Builder: Messrs Field, Poole and Sons of Westminster. Holborn Circus. Materials: statues, reliefs and decorative fillet bronze; plinth Ross of Mull granite; base light Shap granite. Dimensions: equestrian statue 3m high; relief plaques 2m x 80cm; allegorical figures 1.6m high; ornamental fillet 25cm wide; pedestal 4m high. Signed: on the south side of the base of the statue of Peace. “YOUNG & CO./ FOUNDERS, PIMLICO.” on the north side of base: “C.BACON, SCULPTOR./LONDON 1873” on the side of the base of the statue of History: “YOUNG & CO./FOUNDERS PIMLICO.” on the other side of the base: “C.BACON, SCULPTOR./ LONDON 1873.” Date: 1869-74

Left: North side relief (Prince Albert and the foundation of the Royal Exchange). Middle: Peace (with laurel crown and palm). Right: History (with books).

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