Category:Statue of Queen Victoria (Brock)

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  Grade II   "Listing" number 1380678

Hove's nice bronze Grade-II-listed statue of Queen Victoria (by Sir Thomas Brock), was commissioned to celebrate Victoria's 1897 jubilee, but it took a while to be organised, and a while longer to build, and when it was finally unveiled in 1901, Victoria had unfortunately just died ... which put rather a dampener on the celebrations that would otherwise have accompanied the event.

1933 description:

In a conspicuous position at the foot of Grand Avenue, with a fine perspective behind, is Hove's memorial of the Diamond Jubilee. The Statue of Queen Victoria is a fine work in bronze, on a marble pedestal with panels representing Empire, Commerce, Education and Science and Art. The statue was designed by the late Sir Thomas Brock, R.A., K.C.B.

— , Ward Locke, , A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to Brighton and Hove, and District, , 1933

Grade II listing text:

Statue of Queen Victoria. 1897-1901. Sculptor Thomas Brock. Probably bronze, and grey marble. Plan: metal statue on marble plinth, low surround with 4 small marble bollards. Life-size standing statue of Queen Victoria wearing royal regalia and facing south; dado of marble plinth embellished with 4 low relief bronze panels with allegorical figures representing Commerce, Education, Science and Art,and Empire, captioned above in incized lettering. An inscription on the south front reads "Erected by the Inhabitants of Hove to Commemmorate the 60th Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Victoria June 20 AD 1897". Of the 4 bollards, the SE one is missing. Commissioned to commemmorate the Queen's Jubilee in 1897, the statue was not completed until the year of her death. (Middleton J: Hove in Old Picture Postcards: 1983-).

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