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Burlington House courtyard  - Joshua Reynolds Burlington House

Statue: Burlington House courtyard - Joshua Reynolds

Inscription

{On the pedestal, at the front:}
Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723 - 1792
First President of the Royal Academy
Alfred Drury RA - Sculptor

{On the pedestal, at the back:}
Erected by the Royal Academy of Arts through the Leighton Fund 1931.
The inscription was recarved 2002.

Site: Burlington House (12 memorials)

W1, Piccadilly, Royal Academy

This building is commonly known as the Royal Academy (of Arts). The wings of the building are occupied by a number of learned societies, known collectively as the "Courtyard Societies". The Reynolds statue is in the centre of the courtyard, the Artists Rifles plaque is to the right of the entrance porch, and the students' plaque to the left. The other 9 memorials are statues ranged high up, along the facade of the building. Left to right: Phinias, da Vinci, Flaxman, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Reynolds, Wren, Wykeham, with the first and last on the inside of the wings of the building.

We had not known the sculptors until the endlessly knowledgeable Ornamental Passions posted this building.

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Burlington House courtyard - Joshua Reynolds

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Sir Joshua Reynolds

Born in Plympton, Devonshire. Came to London in 1753. As a student of Italian...

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Leighton Fund

Originated as the bequest left by Lord Leighton in 1896. Bob Speel provides s...

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Alfred Drury

Born London. More of his work can be seen on the Old War Office in Whitehall....

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Burlington House courtyard - Joshua Reynolds

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Artists Rifles War Memorial

To the glorious memory of the 2003 members of the Artists Rifles, 28th Battal...

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