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National Portrait Gallery - MacAulay

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MacAulay

Site: National Portrait Gallery (18 memorials)

WC2, Charing Cross Road

This building, 1896, designed by Ewan Christian, has 18 busts contained in medallions around the top of the facades. Starting at the east end of Orange Street and reading clockwise:
Facing north up Charing Cross Road: Chantrey, Lawrence, Reynolds, Hogarth, Roubilliac, Kneller, Lely, Van Dyke, Holbein.
Around the corner, facing east: Walpole, Clarendon, Fuller.
Facing north beside the entrance: Lodge, Faithorne, Granger.
Facing east, above the entrance are represented the three men chiefly responsible for the Gallery's existence: MacAulay, Stanhope, Carlyle.

2019: The Guardian reported on plans to move the entrance to this museum from the east side of the building round to the north side, where the Irving statue is.

2023: Londonist reported that the north entrance is now open and boasts three sets of doors etched with artworks by Tracy Emin. These show faces of 45 women, not specific or identifiable figures but, as the artist is quoted: "it's up to the viewer to discern what they feel and what they see or who they see..." Londonist sees 'The Doors' as "a direct challenge to/balancing act with the slew of Portland stone busts carved into the building’s original façade, featuring 18 men .."

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
National Portrait Gallery - MacAulay

Subjects commemorated i

Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay

Historian, essayist, poet.  Born Leicestershire but brought up in the Clapham...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
National Portrait Gallery - MacAulay

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2 subjects commemorated, 3 creators
Sanctuary - head on right - Albert

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Temple Bar memorial - Chaucer

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Charles I bust at St Margarets

Charles I bust at St Margarets

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1 subject commemorated, 1 creator