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Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)

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A bronze statue on a pedestal of Portland stone, which depicted Colston in middle age, dressed in seventeenth-century costume and leaning pensively on a stick. On 7th June 2020 the statue was toppled, defaced, and thrown into Bristol Harbour by protesters at an anti-racism demonstration. The rectangular moulded plinth remains. It features buttressed corners to a moulded pedestal and above this there are consoles to an octagonal base which supported the statue.


Date

1895

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 260 x W 80 x D (?) cm

Accession number

BS1_PF_S021

Acquisition method

proposed by James Arrowsmith, president of the Anchor Society

Work type

Statue

Owner

Bristol City Council

Custodian

Bristol City Council

Work status

lost

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Listing date

04/03/77

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

signature, base below left foot: John Cassidy; below the right foot: Coalbrookdale

Inscription description

inscription in metal letters applied to the front of the pedestal: EDWARD / COLSTON / BORN 1636 / DIED: 1721 —: BRONZE PANEL – ERECTED : BY : / CITIZENS OF BRISTOL / AS A MEMORIAL / OF ONE OF THE MOST / VIRTUOUS : AND / WISE : SONS OF / THEIR : CITY / A.D. 1895 / JOHN CASSIDY / FECIT


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Located at

The Centre,

BS1 4RD

Located near St Stephen’s Avenue.