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turtledisc
10-25-2015, 03:21 PM
Really silly question but does anyone know who the statue is of?

It should be Prince Frederick, Duke of York (second son of George III), completed in 1834 (well the column was completed in 1832 but the statue was placed in 1834) but it's the wrong statue! Although given that the building is apparently Burlington House not Carlton House Terrace, it's a bit confusing (Burlington House is back on Piccadilly which should be a few streets back).

For anyone interested, this is the Duke of York in the "Grand Old Duke of York" rhyme.