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Queen Victoria’s Canopied Statue Bombay-Old Photo 1898

Old 1890 photograph of Queen Victoria’s marble statue under a marbled canopy in Bombay, now Mumbai. Sculpted by Matthew Noble from the best Italian marble. First installed at the Victoria Gardens in 1872, along with the statue of her husband Prince Albert. Both were a gift from the Maharaja Gaekwad of Baroda.

Since sculpted out of fine white Italian marble and a beauty to behold particularly that of the Queen. So much so it was shifted to the Esplanade Road in Bombay. For the public to enjoy her beauty. The sculpture of the queen majestically seated in royal robes measured eight and a half feet. The canopy measured 45 feet and both weighed 350 tons.

Read more The Victorian Web.  See my post Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Bombay or Mumbai – Old Print

The above post is on Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee celebration in 1887 in Mumbai. In 1965 Queen Victoria’s statue would be vandalized by nationalists and would be later put away somewhere in Byculla.

Did you know- the statue came into prominence again in 1887 (jubilee) when people from all walks of life revered her as a God-like figure.

From the collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Laxmi” Oleograph., Chepauk Palace In Madras – Old Photo 1880., British Family In Bullock Cart – Old Postcard 1900., Bombay Fort And Harbour – Old Map/Plan 1754., Madras Central Railway Station – Old Print 1873

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.


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