Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Close
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)

Photo credit: Gordon Baird / Art UK

How you can use this image

 

This image is available to be shared and re-used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial licence (CC BY-NC).

This image can be reproduced in any way apart from any commercial uses.

Wherever you reproduce the image or an altered version of it, you must attribute the original creators (acknowledge the original artist(s), the person/organisation that took the photograph of the work) and any other stated rights holders.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find more images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.

Download

Notes

Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

The monarch is shown standing in her robes of state, cradling a sceptre in her right arm. She wears an archless ceremonial crown, a cloak with voluminous sleeves, a short, buttoned bodice and a full-length gown tied at the waist with a tasseled cord. The rear part of the crown secures a mourning veil that falls behind her shoulders and covers her upper back. The inscription shield on the front face of the sandstone pedestal is framed by thistles and acanthus leaves with a crown above, all set within a carved cartouche.


Date

1901–1907

Medium

bronze & yellow sandstone

Measurements

H 230 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 302 x W 218 x D 218 cm

Accession number

EH6_GB_S001

Work type

Statue

Owner

City of Edinburgh Council

Custodian

City of Edinburgh Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

B (Scotland)

Unveiling date

12th October 1907

Listing date

29/03/95

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

J S Rhind, 1912

Inscription description

on shield on front face: VICTORIA / QUEEN / 1837–1901 / EMPRESS OF INDIA / 1877–1901 / ERECTED / 1907; on east (right) side: QUEEN VICTORIA / ENTERING LEITH SEPT. 3, 1842.; on west side: 5TH. VOLUNTEER BATTALION. “THE ROYAL SCOTS”. / SOUTH AFRICA 1900-02. / A MEMORIAL TO PATRIOTISM AND LOYALTY; east panel, arranged in an arc across the rays of the sun: SOUTH AFRICA


Tags

You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

Located at

Duke St.,

EH6 6AE

At the junction of Duke Street and Leith Walk.