Botetourt Statue

Dublin Core

Title

Botetourt Statue

Subject

Block 16. Building 3.
Botetourt, Norborne Berkeley, Baron de, approximately 1718-1770 - Statues - Virginia - Williamsburg
Sculpture - Virginia - Williamsburg
Wren Building (Williamsburg, Va.)

Description

View of the statue of Lord Botetourt, in front of the east elevation of the Wren Building, College of William and Mary, 1933. "A unique historical monument, the Botetourt statue commemorates a popular governor of the colony of Virginia, Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt. Born in England in 1717 into a family which had already furnished the colony with one governor (Sir William Berkeley), Lord Botetourt was appointed Governor-General in August of 1768."

The statue of Lord Botetourt serves as a focal point on the path leading towards the Wren Building, whose features are thought to be based upon an adaptation of a Sir Christopher Wren design. Due to preservation concerns, the statue has since been moved to an indoor location. The Wren Building is one of the oldest academic structures in the United States, and retains a large portion of its original outside walls, despite being damaged by several fires in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

(Source: Special Collections Research Center web page, "Lord Botetourt," The College of William and Mary's Earl Gregg Swem Library/Special Collections Research Center, 9 December 2013, <http://scdb.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Lord_Botetourt> [accessed 12 March 2014]).

Creator

Shaw, Thomas Mott

Date

1933

Date Created

1933

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

D2008-COPY-1014-1005

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Graphite on paper

Physical Dimensions

24 x 45 cm

Citation

Shaw, Thomas Mott, “Botetourt Statue,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed May 17, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/385.