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William Pitt the Younger (1759–1806)
William Pitt the Younger (1759–1806)
William Pitt the Younger (1759–1806)
William Pitt the Younger (1759–1806)
William Pitt the Younger (1759–1806)
William Pitt the Younger (1759–1806)
William Pitt the Younger (1759–1806)
William Pitt the Younger (1759–1806)

Photo credit: Gordon Baird / Art UK

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Pitt is shown standing, with his head turned slightly up and to the right, and his right leg placed in front of the left. In his right hand he holds a partially unfurled scroll against his thigh, as if delivering a speech. He is dressed in the contemporary Georgian style, with what appears to be a swallow-tail coat with a broad collar and lapel.

Date

1831–1833

Medium

bronze & Craigleith sandstone

Measurements

H 360 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 450 x W 200 x D 214 cm

Accession number

EH2_GB_S012

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Pitt Club of Scotland

Work type

Statue

Owner

City of Edinburgh Council

Custodian

City of Edinburgh Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

A (Scotland)

Unveiling date

27th September 1833

Listing date

13/01/96

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

east face of pedestal, below cornice: CHANTREY. SC.

Inscription description

PITT / BORN MDCCLIX / DIED MDCCCVI / ERECTED / MDCCCXXXIII


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Located at

George Street,

EH2 2LT

At the junction of George Street and Frederick Sreet.