SP1579 : Horse and Tamer

taken 8 years ago, near to Solihull, Great Britain

Horse and Tamer
Horse and Tamer
This powerful statue was made in 1874 by Sir Joseph Boehm (1834-90), Viennese-born Sculptor in Ordinary to Scotland, and is thought to represent Alexander the Great and his famous steed Bucephalas, which only he could control. It was purchased at auction by Captain Oliver Bird (of the custard family) for his garden at Tudor Grange, but he donated it to the Solihull Council in 1945 and it was finally placed in Malvern Park in the Coronation year, 1953. An image of the sculpture formerly appeared as the masthead of the local weekly "Solihull News".

Update: In February 2012 metal thieves mutilated the statue by hacking off the horse's tail and part of a leg. These have now been sensitively replaced. - see Richard Law's January 2018 photograph SP1579 : The Horse and Horse Tamer, which also links to the Grade II listing.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 June, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 156 792 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.6564N 1:46.2459W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 156 792
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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