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|Equestrian statue of William III|
|Artist||John Michael Rysbrack|
The equestrian statue of William III is a historic statue in the centre of Queen Square in Bristol, England. It is a Grade I listed building.
The statue of William III by John Michael Rysbrack, cast in 1733 and erected in 1736 to signify Bristol's Whig support of the Crown and Parliament Recognition Act 1689. The original plan was to have a statue of George II.
During World War II the statue was moved to Badminton and subsequently restored and returned to the square in 1948.
The bronze statue is on a Portland ashlar pedestal with a moulded plinth and cornice. It depicts the king in Roman dress.
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