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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)

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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.




bronze & yellow sandstone


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

Accession number


Work type



City of Edinburgh Council


City of Edinburgh Council

Work status


Listing status

B (Scotland)

Unveiling date

12th October 1907

Listing date



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


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Located at

Duke St.,


At the junction of Duke Street and Leith Walk.