Statue

Burlington House - da Vinci

Burlington House Burlington House - da Vinci

Erection date: 1873

Inscription

da Vinci

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:
Burlington House - da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci

Scientist, artist, etc. - a polymath, the first "renaissance man". Born in V...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Burlington House - da Vinci

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Edward Bowring Stephens

Sculptor.  Born Exeter.  Moved to London to study in 1835.  Died at home, 110...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Burlington House - da Vinci

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Artists Rifles War Memorial

Artists Rifles War Memorial

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

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Burlington House courtyard  - Joshua Reynolds

Burlington House courtyard - Joshua Reynolds

{On the pedestal, at the front:} Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723 - 1792 First Pre...

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