George V by Charles Sargeant Jagger, 1885-1934. 1914. Marble, 18 feet high, on a pedestal 43 ½ feet high. Located at Coronation Park, Old Delhi, India. According to Mary Ann Steggles, Statues of the Raj, this monument was “a gift of the Maharaja of Kapurthala and a few unspecified princes. The commission came to Jagger's studio in 1933/34. The pedestal and surround for the figure were designed by Edwin Lutyens, in consultation with Jagger. The massive figure was exhibited as a model in both 1933 and 1935 at the Royal Academy. It was originally erected under a canopy forming the King George V Memorial in the Prince's Park, New Delhi, adjacent to the War Memorial Arch” (200).


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Bibliography

Steggles, Mary Ann. Statues of the Raj. Putney, London: BACSA [British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia], 2000.


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