Plaque

Artists Rifles War Memorial

Burlington House
Artists Rifles War Memorial
Inscription

To the glorious memory of the 2003 members of the Artists Rifles, 28th Battalion, the London Regiment, who gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War, Annis Domini 1914 - 1919.
Their name liveth for evermore.
{On a smaller matching plaque below:}
And of those who gave their lives in the World War Annis Domini 1939 - 1945.
{Outside the frame at lower left:}
Geoffrey Webb, INVT
{Outside the frame at lower right:}
W. D. Gough, Sculpt.
{And, on the scroll within the wreath at the top:}
CVM MARTE MINERVA

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.

Burlington House was built c.1664 but transformed c.1718 by the 3rd Earl of Burlington into a neo-Palladian mansion. In 1854 it was sold to the government, originally with the plan of demolition and using the site to build the University of London. This plan, however, was abandoned in the face of strong opposition. In 1857 the learned societies moved in, with the Royal Academy arriving in 1867.

See also Burlington House colonnade.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Artists Rifles War Memorial

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World War 1

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World War 2

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Artists Rifles

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Geoffrey Webb

Geoffrey Fuller Webb was a stained-glass artist and designer of church furnis...

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