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Latitude: 57.0343 / 57°2'3"N
Longitude: -3.2211 / 3°13'15"W
OS Eastings: 325990
OS Northings: 794350
OS Grid: NO259943
Mapcode National: GBR W7.BTMX
Mapcode Global: WH6MC.HGD9
Entry Name: Balmoral Castle, Statue of John Brown
Listing Date: 12 March 2010
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 400425
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51493
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Crathie and Braemar
Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
Parish: Crathie And Braemar
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1883. Bronze full-height statue of Queen Victoria's servant, John Brown. Kilted figure with cap in hand. Sited on granite outcrop in woods to SE of Castle, behind Baile-na-Coille, on inscribed pedestal, with bronze base inscribed with sculptor and date.
The statue was moved to its present site after Queen Victoria's death. The pedestal inscription reads: 'Friend more than Servant, Loyal, Truthful, Brave, Selfless than Duty even to the Grave'. These words were suggested to the Queen by Tennyson, and although he said they were anonymous she suspected that he himself had written them. Boehm (1834-1890) was a leading Victorian sculptor of Hungarian descent and Austrian by birth, appointed as Sculptor-in-Ordinary to the Queen. He is particularly famous for the statue of the monarch and that of Prince Albert in London's Fleet Street, and of Wellington at Hyde Park Corner.
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