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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Sir Richard Westmacott

1775-1856

 
 
Sir Richard Westmacott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. Sir Richard Westmacott Marker
Inscription.
Sculptor
lived and
died here

 
Erected 1955 by London County Council.
 
Location. 51° 30.489′ N, 0° 9.061′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on South Audley Street just south of South Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 South Audley Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 1HN, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles X (a few steps from this marker); J. Arthur Rank (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Ashfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Constance Spry (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); General Pasquale Paoli (about 90 meters away); The Audley (about 180 meters away); Farm Street Church (about 210 meters away); George Seferis (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Richard Westmacott (Wikipedia). "Sir Richard Westmacott RA (15 July 1775 – 1 September 1856) was a British sculptor....Westmacott had his own foundry at Pimlico, in London, where he cast both his own works, and those of
Sir Richard Westmacott Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. Sir Richard Westmacott Marker - Wide View
other sculptors, including John Flaxman's statue of Sir John Moore (1810–18) for Glasgow. Late in life he was asked by the Office of Works for advice on the casting of the reliefs for Nelsonís Column. He also had an arrangement with the Trustees of the British Museum, which allowed him to make moulds and supply plaster casts of classical sculpture in the museum's collection to country house owners, academies and other institutions....He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1797 and 1839. His name is given in the catalogues as "R. Westmacott, Junr." until 1807, when the "Junr." was dropped. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1805, and a full academician in 1811; his diploma work, a marble relief of Jupiter and Ganymede, is still in the academy's collection. He was professor of sculpture at the academy from 1827 until his death. He received his knighthood on 19 July 1837." (Submitted on November 1, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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