The statue of George IV in Trafalgar Square shows the king, without boots or spurs, riding a horse without saddle or stirrups.
True. Incidentally, Sir Francis Chantrey’s bronze of 1829 was originally made for Marble Arch.
On the floor of the entrance hall of the National Gallery is a mosaic of Great Garbo.
True .The Bloomsbury set mosaic artist Boris Anrep was commissioned to provide a number of art works for the Gallery based on specific themes and featuring a number of contemporary figures. On the half-way landing the actress Great Garbo appears as Melpomeme in ‘ The Awakening of the Muses ‘.
On October 23rd, 1843, a few days before the statue of Nelson was erected, 14 persons ate a rump steak dinner on the top of Nelson’s column
True .Doubtless Punch ( founded 1841) would have had something witty to say about this matter. Continue reading