James Outram (1803-1863)

From Wikipedia:

“The statue of James Outram, a work by Matthew Noble, stands in Whitehall Gardens in London, south of Hungerford Bridge. It is a Grade II listed structure.

Unusually, the plan to erect the statue began in Outram’s own lifetime, at a public meeting held in Willis’s Rooms, London, on 5 March 1861. The general had recently returned to Britain from India, the stage on which his military career had been played out, owing to poor health. It was decided to erect an equestrian monument in Calcutta (now in garden of Victoria Memorial, Kolkata), J. H. Foley as the sculptor, and a standing design by Matthew Noble in London, “near [the statue] of his illustrious comrade, Sir Henry Havelock”, on Trafalgar Square. Permission for this site was refused by the First Commissioner of Works, who subsequently offered a site in the yet-to-be-created Embankment Gardens. The statue was unveiled by Lord Halifax, a former Secretary of State for India, on 17 August 1871.

The bronze statue rests on a granite pedestal.”

General James Outram is played by Richard Attenborough in the 1977 Satyajit Ray film The Chess Players.”

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