Friday, June 2, 2017

William III of Orange

Statue of William III of Orange by Heinrich Baucke, Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London
Statue of William III of Orange by Heinrich Baucke, 1907
Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens
London, September 2016

“This large, bronze statue of King William III is located at the south gate of Kensington Palace. Designed by H. Bauke in 1907, this statue of King William III (1650-1702) was presented to King Edward VII for the British nation by his nephew, the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. It is inscribed with the words ‘William III of Orange, King of Great Britain and Ireland presented by William II, German Emperor and King of Prussia to King Edward VII for the British Nation. 1907.’ King William III chose to live at Kensington Palace because the air was cleaner than at Whitehall and better for his asthma. The statue's pedestal was designed by Sir Aston Webb, who designed the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace.” (King William III statue, The Royal Parks)

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