Statue: Burlington House - Phidias
Erection date: 1873
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.