National Portrait Gallery - Stanhope

National Portrait Gallery National Portrait Gallery - Stanhope


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 reports 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.

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

Subjects commemorated Information

Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

Historian, statesman and a founder of the National Portrait Gallery.

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

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