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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Monument to Queen Victoria

Summary

     Seated, draped portrait statue of Queen Victoria holding an orb and sceptre.
     The statue was commissioned to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee of 1897 and was placed on the 'Jubilee Block,' which itself was intended to commemorate the jubilee, as part of the Royal Infirmary reconstruction scheme. The memorial stone of the Jubilee Block was laid by the Prince of Wales on 24 April 1907, and the building was opened on 7 July 1914 by King George V. The statue was erected at a later date, probably in the same year. Miller's elevation drawing, of August 1909, shows the position of the statue. Immediately below the statue the stonework is carved with two wreaths with lion masks and pairs of torches. These were probably modelled by Hodge together with the masks on the capitals of the pilasters across the façade.(1)
    

Inscriptions

In intaglio Roman lettering on plaque below statue: THIS BUILDING WAS ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE / THE 63 YEARS ILLUSTRIOUS REIGN OF / QUEEN VICTORIA / THE WORK WAS COMMENCED IN THE / YEAR 1905 AND COMPLETED IN 1915

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Hodge, Albert Hemstock Sculptor
Miller, James Architect

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculpture Bronze None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CE/060 GW
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Accretions
Structural condition
Vandalism
  • None
Road Castle Street
Precise location Royal Infirmary, south façade, above entrance to Jubilee Block, Royal Infirmary
A-Z ref 36 K18
OS ref None

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Date of design 1897-1914
Year of unveiling c.1914
Unveiling details Jubilee Block opened 7 July 1914
Commissioned by Executive Committee of the Royal Infirmary Reconstruction Scheme
Duty of care Greater Glasgow Health Authority
Listing status II*
At risk? No known risk

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