Question: Was this statue of Isabel II erected for any special reason? When and by whom?
Trivia: The Philippines' and Southeast Asia's oldest bank, the Bank of the Philippine Islands, established in 1851, was also named after her (Banco Español-Filipino de Isabel II) when she was just 21. When the Queen was overthrown in 1869, the bank dropped her name.
Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1830-1904)
Detail: a bird rests on the royal head
Detail: the robes of the Queen