Queen Victoria Jubilee Celebration Bombay – Old Print 1897
An old 1897 print of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Bombay, now Mumbai. Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert died in 1861. In his memory a statue in pure white marble was prepared in London and installed at the Victoria Gardens, Bombay in 1872. A statue of Queen Victoria under a Gothic Style canopy (all marble) was also prepared.
This was as a companion statue of Prince Albert and installed in the Victoria Gardens. It was a gift from the Maharaja of Baroda to Bombay. Because of its attractive appearance, it was decided to place the statue at the junction of the Esplanade (P. D’Mello Marg) and Mayo Road (now Bhaurao Patil Marg). Where it enabled the public to enjoy its beauty.
Shown in this picture is the very statue of the Queen being glorified by a crowd of locals on her diamond jubilee in 1897. Read the text at the bottom enlarged separately which states not a single European was present in the function. Born in 1819 the queen died in 1901. Bestowed with the title Empress of India in 1876. Her son Edward VII succeeded the throne. Click on the photo for better view.
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Did you know- David Sassoon, a Bombay Jew and one of the biggest industrialist at that time made the donation for the funding of the sculpture.
From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#10)., The French Colonies In India – Vintage Card 1920., Charlie Chaplin Signed Photo And Gandhi – 2 Old Photos., Cochin or Kochi In 1729 – Antique Hand Colored Map.
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