Three Queens by Joseph Durham (1814-1877). 1866-67. Portland stone, each 2.4m high. Left to right (a) Queen Victoria (south above main entrance), (b) Empress Maud (east), (c) Queen Anne (west). We have no photograph of the fourth statue (Queen Elizabeth), which appears on the north face. Location: the former Public Record Office (now King's College London), Chancery Lane extending to Fetter Lane, London EC4. Architect: James Pennethorne. (Ward-Jackson calls the second statue both Empress Matilda and Empress Maud, but since Matilda was William the Conquerer's wife, and never Empress, but Henry I's daughter was Empress for a few minutes, and her son became Henry II, Maud seems correct.) [Click on these images for larger pictures.]

Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction by George P. Landow. You may use this image 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 4 August 2011