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6 Burlington Gardens - Bacon

6 Burlington Gardens 6 Burlington Gardens - Bacon

Erection date: 1869

Inscription

Bacon

Site: 6 Burlington Gardens (22 memorials)

W1, Burlington Gardens, 6

There are 22 statues on the façade of this building. Each is labelled with his (always 'his') surname. There are 12 at the top up against the sky (which don't photograph very well), listed left to right: Galileo, Goethe, La Place, Galen, Cicero, Aristotle, Plato, Archimedes, Justinian, Hunter, Hume, Davy. There are 10 lower on the building: Leibnitz, Cuvier, Linnaeus, Newton, Bentham, Milton, Harvey, Adam Smith, Locke, Bacon. Newton, Bentham, Milton, Harvey represent: Science, Law, Arts and Medicine. The others are in groups representing: ancient culture, illustrious foreigners, and English worthies. British History reveals who is which.  Shakespeare isn't missing - he was given pride of place on the internal staircase.

The building was constructed in 1866-9, as headquarters for the University of London (now in Senate House). For some years it was the Museum of Mankind, an outpost of the British Museum, but was recently acquired by the Royal Academy of Arts. This grand building, by Sir James Pennethorne, goes by the modest name of "6, Burlington Gardens".

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
6 Burlington Gardens - Bacon

Subjects commemorated Information

Sir Francis Bacon

Born York House in the Strand. Died in Highgate at Arundel House, the home of...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
6 Burlington Gardens - Bacon

Created by Information

William Theed, Jnr.

Sculptor specialising in portraits.  born Staffordshire.  Died at home, Campd...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
6 Burlington Gardens - Bacon

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