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King George IV - Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.502 W 000° 07.655
30U E 699327 N 5710271
Quick Description: King George IV sat upon his mount in the north east corner of Trafalgar Square.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/13/2011 11:21:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMC18N
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 45

Long Description:
On a granite pedestal at the north-eastern side of Trafalgar Square stands a bronze equestrian statue of George IV. The king is shown bareheaded in a semi-classical dress with his cloak thrown back. His right hand grasps a baton and his left the reins. He is shown without stirrups and his charger is standing with its four feet on the ground and its head slightly turned. The statue, which was executed by Sir Francis Chantry, was originally intended for placing on the Marble Arch in front of Buckingham Palace.

Trafalgar Square can best be reached by using the underground to Charing Cross and then walking the 100 metres or so to Trafalgar Square. The statue is in the back, righthand corner of the Square as you face the National Gallery.
Identity of Rider: King George IV

Identity of Horse: Trigger

Name of artist: Francis Chantrey

Date of Dedication: 12/1/1843

Material: Bronze

Unusual Features: The King is Riding without a saddle.

Position: All Hooves Planted

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