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20-02-2012, 14:22   #1
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Where Is This Statue

i have attached a couple of pictures of part of theold statue of the english queen victoria that once stood in the grounds of Leinster House. one of the pics look like dublin castle is it still there if not does anyone know where it might be?

the statue is of hibernia holding a dying dublin fusilier from boer war.
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20-02-2012, 17:05   #2
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Original full statue below, well the top Queen Victoria is in Oz and those images you posted pop up as Dublin Castle do it seems to be moved around the grounds over the years. Its not actually Hibernia but Victory

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Irish Soldier in Dublin Castle: The bronze statue of Victory (Tending the Dying Soldier), sculpted by John Hughes RHA (1865-1941).
Info on John Hughes and the statue from the dictionary of Irish Architects
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John Hughes, who was born in Dublin in 1865, was the instructor in modelling at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art from 1894 until 1902, when he received the commission for the national monument to Queen Victoria. In order to carry out the commission with greater ease, he went to live in Paris, where he remained for the rest of his life. After he had moved to France, he was also commissioned to design a monument to Gladstone for Dublin, but by the time the monument was completed the Second World War had intervened and the political climate in Ireland had changed. Dublin Corporation repudiated the work, which was eventually erected instead in Gladstone's birthplace, Hawarden, Flintshire.
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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, LEINSTER HOUSE (ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY), QUEEN VICTORIA MEMORIAL
Date: 1903-1906
Nature: Bronze statue of Queen Victoria in front of Leinster House, on pedestal of Lunel marble with bronze figures representing War, Peace and Fame and. Also small stone figures of Science, Literature and Art. Pedestal designed by Basile Couremenos. Bronze founder: J. Malesset, Paris. Contractors for erection: Vienne, Paris. Unveiled 15 Feb 1908. Removed, July 1948 and stored in grounds of Royal Hospital, Kilmainham; statue moved to Sydney,Australia, 1986; attendant figures at Dublin Castle and Royal Hospital Kilmainham; plinth in Bully's Acre, Royal Hospital (1998).
Refs: Building News 83, 28 Nov 1902, 779; Alan Denson, John Hughes, Sculptor 1865-1941 (Kendal, 1969), 200-244,413, Pls.. 96-113 (copy in IAA, Acc. 2005/055); S. Breathnach Lynch, 'John Hughes: the Italian connection', Irish Arts Review 10 (1994), 195(illus.); Paula Murphy, 'The politics of the street monument', Irish Arts Review 10 (1994), 207(illus.); Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 219,235,237-8,Figs.298-300,315-317.



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21-02-2012, 19:35   #3
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i went into Dublin Castle and the statue is still there. its in a garden off the square but there is no public access to it at the moment as there is some repairs to be done before the garden is open to the public again. i was able to get a look at it and the detail is great. i have attached some photos i took for those who might be interested.
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22-02-2012, 23:08   #4
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I saw the queen part of that statue in Sydney a few years ago, it's outside a ornate victorian-style shopping mall

http://www.qvb.com.au/

Far as I remember there is a little plaque on it saying where it came from.
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23-02-2012, 13:17   #5
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I saw the queen part of that statue in Sydney a few years ago, it's outside a ornate victorian-style shopping mall

http://www.qvb.com.au/

Far as I remember there is a little plaque on it saying where it came from.
apparently the statue is on permanent loan to Australia.
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02-04-2012, 15:21   #6
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I believe a similar statue was found in UCC where it had been buried.
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