Carving a Legacy: Public Sculpture of Queen Anne,c.1704-1712

van Hensbergen, Claudine (2014) Carving a Legacy: Public Sculpture of Queen Anne,c.1704-1712. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 37 (2). pp. 229-244. ISSN 17540194

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1754-0208.12154

Abstract

Questions of Queen Anne's legacy have been much debated by historians of the period, who contest her role in securing the great achievements of her reign. This essay explores how contemporary public sculpture of the queen was used to create monuments to Anne's legacy, placing her at the centre of narratives that recorded the triumphs of the period. The essay focuses on two examples: Matthew Prior's involvement with plans for sculptural monuments to Anne in the early years of her reign, and Francis Bird's sculpture of the queen with radiating allegories at St Paul's Cathedral, unveiled in 1713.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Queen Anne, sculpture, poetry, St Paul's Cathedral, City Churches Project, Matthew Prior, Claude David, Francis Bird
Subjects: V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 10:23
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 17:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16699

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