Competition design for the Queen Victoria Memorial, The Mall, Westminster, London: bird's-eye perspective looking from Buckingham Palace down The Mall

RIBApix ref no RIBA125938
Architect/DesignerWebb, Sir Aston (1849-1930)
Artist/PhotographerDavison, Thomas Raffles (1853-1937)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1911
Image Date1901
ViewAerial
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceDR129/4
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: A limited competition for a national memorial to the late Queen Victoria was initiated in April 1901 with five architects invited to contribute designs for the architectural surroundings to a statue of the Queen to stand directly in front of Buckingham Palace; the monumental statue would be created by Thomas Brock R.A. Webb was declared the winner in late July 1901 but his original scheme, as seen above, would be much revised as the anticipated funds failed to appear. The memorial was officially opened on 16 May 1911. This image was published in Building News, 1901 November 1, p. 598-599 (in addition to the corresponding view from The Mall towards Buckingham Palace).

Subject tags

monuments, statues, colonnades