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King Edward Vii on Horseback

Project name

King Edward VII on Horseback

Client

City of Sydney

Services

Monument Conservation

Description

This fine equestrian figure of Edward VII stands outside the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney. It was sculpted in 1924 by Thomas Brock (who also designed the Victoria monument outside Buckingham Palace).

Treatment

  • Conservation of the monument in 1996:

          - removal of corrosion products from the bronze

          - treating with a corrosion inhibitor

          - selective repatination and waxing

          - repointing of the sandstone plinths

  • Cleaning and rewaxing in 2000
  • Cleaning and rewaxing in 2006

 

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Before Treatement

 

Rewaxing in 2006