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18 July 2010

See the Queen Alexandra Memorial

Often referred to as London's only Art Nouveau statue/monument, the Queen Alexandra Memorial commemorates Alexandra of Denmark, the wife of Edward VII.


It is a late Art Nouveau-Gothic memorial fountain, and was designed by Alfred Gilbert. You can find it in the Marlborough Road wall of Marlborough House, on Pall Mall, just east of St James's Palace.

For more, see http://www.victorianweb.org/sculpture/gilbert/38c.html

^Picture by Camron & Richard^

2 comments:

  1. I have never noticed this memorial before, not in real life and not even in the tour books about London's public art. Yet it looks very impressive.

    Nor did I ever ponder over whether London had any Art Nouveau statues, or not. Blogging is amazingly useful :)

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  2. Great post! Never knew about this memorial! Thanks for the tip!
    Ashley, Travel Onion

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