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Statue of the 1st Marquess of Westminster, Belgravia

Statue of the 1st Marquess of Westminster, Belgravia
Robert Grosvenor statue, Westminster, London.JPG
The sculpture in 2012
ArtistJonathan Wylder
LocationLondon, SW1
United Kingdom

The statue of the 1st Marquess of Westminster is an outdoor sculpture depicting the owner and developer of the surrounding Grosvenor estate, Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster. The statue by Jonathan Wylder is located at the corner of Wilton and Grosvenor Crescents, Belgravia, London, England, and was commissioned by Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster in 1998.[1]

The design includes two Talbot dogs which are also featured on the Grosvenor family coat of arms.[1] Below the family motto Virtus non stemma ('Valour not Garland') is a quote by John Ruskin:[2][3]

When we build, let us think we build for ever.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Margaret Baker (2002). Discovering London Statues and Monuments. Osprey Publishing. p. 71. ISBN 978-0-7478-0495-6.
  2. ^ "Statue: Robert Grosvenor statue". London Remembers. Retrieved 2014-09-22.
  3. ^ "Belgrave Square Gardens". London Gardens Online. Retrieved 2014-09-22.

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