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V&A façade - Christopher Wren Victoria & Albert Museum façade

Statue: V&A façade - Christopher Wren

Inscription

Chrisr. Wren

Site: Victoria & Albert Museum façade (38 memorials)

SW7, Cromwell Road

Excluding the allegories (such as Knowledge) there are 36 statues on the two public façades of the V&A Museum, on Exhibition Road and Cromwell Road.  This building was designed by Aston Webb and built 1899-1909. Each has the subject's name on a label beneath the feet and the sculptor's name inscribed in the wall of the niche to the right of the statue. Starting in Cromwell Road and reading right to left:

Group of 6 British architects
Chas. Barry
W. Chambers
Chrisr. Wren
Inigo Jones
John Thorpe
Wykeham

Group of 5 British painters
J. E. Millais
Ld. Leighton
G. F. Watts
J. Constable
J. M. W. Turner

And flanking the entrance:
Queen Alexandra (to the right)
King Edward VII (to the left)

Albert (below the arch)
Victoria (in the arch)

On either side of the arch, at eye level there is a foundation stone:
Stone laid by Edward VII (to the right)
Stone laid by Victoria (to the left)

Group of 5 British painters
R. Cosway
G. Romney
T. Gainsborough
J Reynolds
W. Hogarth

Group of 6 British sculptors
Alfred Stevens
John H. Foley
F. L. Chantrey
John Flaxman
John Bacon
Grinlg. Gibbons

And around the corner in Exhibition Road:

Group of 5 British craftsmen
William Morris
Roger Payne
J. Wedgwood
T. Chippendale
Thos. Tompion

Group of 5 British craftsmen
Huntingn. Shaw
George Heriot
William Caxton
William Torel
St. Dunstan

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
V&A façade - Christopher Wren

Information Subjects commemorated

46224

Sir Christopher Wren

Born East Knoyle, Wiltshire, died London.   Part of one of his churches, St A...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
V&A façade - Christopher Wren

Information Created by

50534

Oliver Wheatley

For some more of his work in London see the ever excellent Ornamental Passions.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
V&A façade - Christopher Wren

Information Also at this site

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44979

V&A façade foundation stone, Edward

This building, being the completion of the Victoria and Albert Museum, was op...

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