The Statue

Drawing
1866 (drawn)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The drawing depicts a the statue of George I in Leicester Square wearing a large pointed cap, holding a broom and covered in painted black polka dots on the George I's horse. The horse is also depicted with pointed horns over its ears.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Water-colour, pen and ink
Brief Description
Drawing, 'The statue' by Ernest Griset, 1866, London
Physical Description
The drawing depicts a the statue of George I in Leicester Square wearing a large pointed cap, holding a broom and covered in painted black polka dots on the George I's horse. The horse is also depicted with pointed horns over its ears.
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed 'The Statue' in Leicester Square, on Wednesday morning October 17 AD. 1866
Credit line
Bequeathed by H.H.Harrod
Object history
This is one of Griset's earliest surviving watercolours and depicts an incident reported in The Times on the 18th October 1866 of the vandalisation of the The Statue of King George the I in Leicester Square. Griset had witnessed the statue on his way to his bookshop in Leicester square on the 17th October 1866.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
E.784-1948

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record createdMay 20, 2009
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