Queen Victoria had a 63 year reign over the United Kingdom from 1837 until 1901. In 1872, on the occasion of her son Prince Arthur’s visit to Montreal, this bronze by Marshall Wood was unveiled. The sculpture portrays Victoria at 18 when she ascended the throne in June, 1837. She holds a laurel crown and a royal scepter. Monument De La Reine Victoria is the centerpiece of Victoria Square.