Queen Victoria's Progress to the Guildhall London Nov. 9th 1837. Sculptor: Charles Henry Mabey (c. 1836-1912). Architect: Horace Jones. 1880. Bronze. Temple Bar Memorial. London EC4. Click on images to enlarge them.

The left side of this relief depicting Queen Victoria's first visit to the City has the inscription “C H Mabey Scupt”. At the middle one attendant stands hat in hand, while another kneels on a step whose cloth covering is inscribed with the words “Edward our Founder” facing the viewer; the word “Friend” is legible on the right side of the fringed cloth. The left corner is inscribed “A Young & Co / Art Founders / Pimlico.” [Click on these images for larger pictures.]

The Temple Bar Memorial, its sculpture, and related material

Photograph and research by Robert Freidus. Formatting, text, and perspective correction by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.


Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.

Last modified 3 August 2011