Queen Victoria. Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm Bart., R.A. (1834-90). 1887. Bronze, on a red Aberdeen granite base at the foot of Castle Hill, Windsor. The statue was commissioned for this prominent position as part of the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations. It was paid for” by public subscription, and unveiled with much pomp and ceremony on 22 June 1887, with the Queen herself in attendance. See here for a contemporary picture of the occasion. A canopy was erected over the statue for the Diamond Jubilee. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Another view — head and shoulders seen from the side.

Photographs and text by Jacqueline Banerjee 2008. [You may use this image 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 it in a print one.]

Bibliography

Ditchfield, P. H. and William Page, eds. "The Royal Borough of Windsor: Introduction." A History of the County of Berkshire Vol. 3 (1923). 1-5. Viewed 6 April 2008.

"The Statue of Queen Victoria, Windsor, 1887." The Royal Windsor Website. Viewed 6 April 2008.


Created 6 April 2008

Last modified 21 January 2020