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RA War Memorial

Inscription

To the memory of those students of the Royal Academy who fell in this Great War, 1914 - 1919. This monument is erected by the members and students.
{There follows a list in 3 columns of 35 names, listed (except for Orchardson who comes last) alphabetically - see the Subjects Commemorated for the names}
{At the lower left:}
Emile Madeline, Sculpt.
H. Tyson Smith, Fecit
{At the lower right:}
Trenwith Wills, Invt.

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:
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Subjects commemorated i

World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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Nina I. Baird

Nina Isabel Baird was born on 20 March 1882 in Torquay, Devon, the sixth of t...

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F. R. Barry

Francis Renton Barry was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, a son of the Reverend Fr...

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O. Bellamy

Lieutenant Osmund Bellamy was born in 1891, a son of William Charles Bellamy ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Emile Madeline

From Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland ...

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H. Tyson Smith

From Liverpool. Worked on a number of WW1 memorials. George Herbert Tyson Sm...

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Trenwith Wills

Trenwith Lovering Wills was born on 14 February 1891 in Oxton, Birkenhead, Ch...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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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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