Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
London
London

Greater London

St Martin's Place (WC2)
(National Portrait Gallery)

Portrait busts of Painters, Sculptors, Antiquarians and Historians

Ewan Christian
1890-95

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Description

The first floor of the National Portrait Gallery has large round-arched windows which bear portrait busts in roundels of famous painters, sculptors, antiquarians and historians:

    St Martin's Place façade (over entrance)
  1. CARLYLE - Thomas Carlyle (Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway 1795 - London 1881), Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher (Wikipedia).
  2. STANHOPE - Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope (Walmer, Kent 1805 - Bournemouth, Hampshire 1875), British politician and historian (Wikipedia).
  3. MACAULAY - Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (Wikipedia).

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    St Martin's Place façade (facing north)
  4. GRANGER - James Granger (Shaston, Dorset 1723 - 1776), English clergyman, biographer, and print collector (Wikipedia).
  5. FAITHORNE - William Faithorne, often 'the Elder', (London 1616 - London 1691), English painter and engraver. (Wikipedia).
  6. LODGE - William Lodge (Yorkshire 1649 - 1689), English engraver and printmaker (Wikipedia).

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    St Martin's Place façade
  7. FULLER - Thomas Fuller (Aldwinkle St Peter's, Northamptonshire 1608 - London 1661), English churchman and historian (Wikipedia).
  8. CLARENDON - Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609 - Rouen, France 1674), English statesman, historian, and maternal grandfather of two English, Scottish and Irish monarchs, Queen Mary II and Queen Anne (Wikipedia).
  9. WALPOLE - Horace Walpole (London 1717 - London 1797), English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician (Wikipedia).

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    Irving Street façade
  10. HOLBEIN - Hans Holbein the Younger (Augsburg c. 1497 - London 1543), German artist and printmaker (Wikipedia).
  11. VANDYCK - Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerpen 1599 - London 1641), Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England (Wikipedia).
  12. LELY - Sir Peter Lely, born Pieter van der Faes (Soest, Germany 1618 - 1680), painter of Dutch origin, whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court. (Wikipedia).

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  13. KNELLER - Sir Godfrey Kneller, born Gottfried Kniller (Lübeck 1646 - London 1723), leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries (Wikipedia).
  14. ROUBILIAC - Louis-François Roubiliac (Lyon 1702/05 - 1762), French sculptor who worked in England (Wikipedia).
  15. HOGARTH - William Hogarth (London 1697 - London 1764), English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist (Wikipedia).

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  16. REYNOLDS - Sir Joshua Reynolds (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), English painter, specialising in portraits (Wikipedia).
  17. LAWRENCE - Sir Thomas Lawrence (Bristol 1769 - London 1830), leading English portrait painter (Wikipedia).
  18. CHANTREY - Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey (Norton, Derbyshire 1781 - 1841), English sculptor (Wikipedia).

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Clarendon, Edward Hyde 1st Earl of
  • Clergyman
  • Dyck, Anthony van
  • Engraver
  • Faithorne, William
  • Fuller, Thomas
  • Granger, James
  • Historian
  • Hogarth, William
  • Holbein, Hans
  • Hyde, Edward
  • Kneller, Godfrey
  • Lawrence (painter), Thomas
  • Lely, Peter
  • Lodge, William
  • Macaulay, Thomas Babington
  • Painter
  • Philosopher
  • Politician
  • Reynolds, Joshua
  • Roubiliac, Louis-François
  • Sculptor
  • Stanhope, Philip
  • Walpole, Horace
  • Location (N 51°30'33" - W 0°7'41")

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