Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Statue at Windsor Castle
May 24th 2019 is the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria.
In 2018 for the first time I took a close look at the bronze statue of Queen Victoria outside Windsor Castle. Victoria stands on a granite plinth 13 feet high at the intersection of the High Street and Castle Hill. Traffic parts round her, and visitors look both ways before they cross over to pose for photos.
The sculpture was unveiled in 1887 to celebrate Victoria’s 50th year on the throne, her Golden Jubilee. Wider celebrations across Britain and abroad were also about empire and global supremacy.
Watercolour on panel
18cm x 13cm