Queen Victoria's Progress to the Guildhall London Nov. 9th 1837. Sculptor: Charles Henry Mabey (c. 1836-1912). Architect: Horace Jones. 1880. Bronze. Temple Bar Memorial. London EC4. Click on images to enlarge them.
The left side of this relief depicting Queen Victoria's first visit to the City has the inscription “C H Mabey Scupt”. At the middle one attendant stands hat in hand, while another kneels on a step whose cloth covering is inscribed with the words “Edward our Founder” facing the viewer; the word “Friend” is legible on the right side of the fringed cloth. The left corner is inscribed “A Young & Co / Art Founders / Pimlico.” [Click on these images for larger pictures.]
The Temple Bar Memorial, its sculpture, and related material
- The Temple Bar Memorial designed by Horace Jones
- Sir Christopher Wren's original Temple Bar as re-erected in Paternoster Square in 2004
- Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales Going to St. Paul's by Charles J. Samuel Kelsey
- Time and Fortune Draw a Curtain Over Temple Bar by Charles Henry Mabey
- Queen Victoria by Sir Joseph Boehm
- Edward Prince of Wales by Sir Joseph Boehm
- Griffin by Charles Birch
- Friezes on the Temple Bar Memorial
Photograph and research by Robert Freidus. Formatting, text, and perspective correction by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.
Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.
Last modified 3 August 2011