Thursday, November 14, 2013

Oliver Cromwell

Statue of Oliver Cromwell by Hamo Thornycroft, Parliament Square, London
Statue of Oliver Cromwell by William “Hamo” Thornycroft, 1899
Parliament Square, Westminster
London, October 2009

See also: Charles George Gordon

“The statue was presented to Parliament by the then Prime Minister, Lord Rosebery, in 1895. It was placed in its current position outside Westminster Hall on 2 November 1899 on the site formerly occupied by the old law courts which previously adjoined the Hall. The statue shows Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) holding a sword and a Bible, his head bowed in thought. The sculptor, Hamo Thornycroft (1850-1925), is also responsible for the statue of General Gordon which stands on Victoria Embankment.”
(Cromwell conservation work, www.parliament.uk)

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Oh him... ;-) It is a very nice statue and a period of history that I love.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photo!
Greetings from Holland, RW & SK