V&A façade - Morris

Victoria & Albert Museum façade V&A façade - Morris

Erection date: 1909


William Morris

Site: Victoria & Albert Museum façade (38 memorials)

SW7, Cromwell Road

Excluding the allegories (such as Knowledge) there are 36 statues on the two public façades of the V&A Museum, on Exhibition Road and Cromwell Road. This building was designed by Aston Webb and built 1899-1909. Each statue has the subject's name on a label beneath the feet and the sculptor's name inscribed in the wall of the niche to the right of the statue. Starting in Cromwell Road and reading right to left:

Group of 6 British architects:
Chas. Barry
W. Chambers
Chrisr. Wren
Inigo Jones
John Thorpe

Group of 5 British painters:
J. E. Millais
Ld. Leighton
G. F. Watts
J. Constable
J. M. W. Turner

And flanking the entrance:
Queen Alexandra (to the right)
King Edward VII (to the left)

Albert (below the arch)
Victoria (in the arch)

On either side of the arch, at eye level there is a foundation stone:
Stone laid by Edward VII (to the right)
Stone laid by Victoria (to the left)

Group of 5 British painters:
R. Cosway
G. Romney
T. Gainsborough
J. Reynolds
W. Hogarth

Group of 6 British sculptors:
Alfred Stevens
John H. Foley
F. L. Chantrey
John Flaxman
John Bacon
Grinlg. Gibbons

And around the corner in Exhibition Road:

Group of 5 British craftsmen:
William Morris
Roger Payne
J. Wedgwood
T. Chippendale
Thos. Tompion

Group of 5 British craftsmen:
Huntingn. Shaw
George Heriot
William Caxton
William Torel
St. Dunstan

Note that there are more Johns than women but that's not difficult since, excluding royalty, there are no women!

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
V&A façade - Morris

Subjects commemorated i

William Morris (designer)

Designer, author and visionary socialist.  Born Elm House, Walthamstow, Essex...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
V&A façade - Morris

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Arthur George Walker

Sculptor and painter. Born Hackney. Other work in London: Heston war memorial.

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

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Lord Portal

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2 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
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Chinese Polo Players

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{On a nearby ornamental base:} 2012 London Polo. By Huang Jian, China China is the birthplace of ancient polo which was popular among roy...

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British Library - Newton

British Library - Newton

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1 subject commemorated, 2 creators
Ada Salter - SE16 statue

Ada Salter - SE16 statue

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The multi-part sculpture is called 'Dr Salter's Daydream' and shows the whole Salter family. The scene is poignant in that Joyce died at ...

1 subject commemorated, 2 creators
General Sir James Outram

General Sir James Outram

SW1, Victoria Embankment Gardens

The hero of the Indian Rebellion is wearing the Star of India.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator