Statue of Second Marquess of Bute
Standing bronze figure wearing peer's robes. Right hand holding papers and leaning on small column bearing coat of arms. Tall granite pedestal set on new circular steps.
The money for the statue was raised by public subscription in Glamorganshire.
John Crichton Stuart (1793-1848), 2nd Marquess of Bute, Earl of Windsor, Viscount Mountjoy in the Isle of Wight, Baron Mountstuart of Worley, Lord-Lieutenant of Glamorganshire. In 1814 he succeeded to his estates on the death of his grandfather. His development of Cardiff docks led to Cardiff becoming the world's principal coal-exporting port.
Incised on front face of pedestal and painted black: JOHN / MARQUIS OF BUTE, K.T. / DIED / MDCCCXLVIII.
Related works : A model of the statue was shown at the Great Exhibition in 1851.
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