Duke of Cumberland Statute in Cavendish Square

Cavendish Square is located just off Oxford Street - a small idyicll tree lined square where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of shoppers but here nestling in the middle is a statute of the Duke of Cumberland youngest son of George II. He is generally best remembered for his role in putting down the Jacobite rising in the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

The statute of the Duke of Cumberland is in soap yes soap.  The original equestrian statue which was removed in the 19th century due to widespread disapproval of his actions in Scotland at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

This work will make use of the Cavendish Square plinth for the first time in 144 years.  The detail of the statue will soften and fade over time.

Sculptured by Meekyoung Shin to celebrate the Olympics in 2012.  Go and see before it is washed away!

“Widows of Culloden”


Alexander McQueen’s “Widows of Culloden” (A/W 2006-7)  based on the final battle of the Jacobite risings. McQueen’s was asked once what his Scottish roots meant to him and  the designer responded “Everything”.

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