The first floor of the National Portrait Gallery has large round-arched windows which bear portrait busts in roundels of famous painters, sculptors, antiquarians and historians:
St Martin's Place façade (over entrance)
- CARLYLE - Thomas Carlyle (Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway 1795 - London 1881), Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher
- STANHOPE - Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope (Walmer, Kent 1805 - Bournemouth, Hampshire 1875), British politician and historian
- MACAULAY - Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay
St Martin's Place façade (facing north)
- GRANGER - James Granger (Shaston, Dorset 1723 - 1776), English clergyman, biographer, and print collector
- FAITHORNE - William Faithorne, often 'the Elder', (London 1616 - London 1691), English painter and engraver.
- LODGE - William Lodge (Yorkshire 1649 - 1689), English engraver and printmaker
St Martin's Place façade
- FULLER - Thomas Fuller (Aldwinkle St Peter's, Northamptonshire 1608 - London 1661), English churchman and historian
- CLARENDON - Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609 - Rouen, France 1674), English statesman, historian, and maternal grandfather of two English, Scottish and Irish monarchs, Queen Mary II and Queen Anne
- WALPOLE - Horace Walpole (London 1717 - London 1797), English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician
Irving Street façade
- HOLBEIN - Hans Holbein the Younger (Augsburg c. 1497 - London 1543), German artist and printmaker
- VANDYCK - Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerpen 1599 - London 1641), Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England
- LELY - Sir Peter Lely, born Pieter van der Faes (Soest, Germany 1618 - 1680), painter of Dutch origin, whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court.
- KNELLER - Sir Godfrey Kneller, born Gottfried Kniller (Lübeck 1646 - London 1723), leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries
- ROUBILIAC - Louis-François Roubiliac (Lyon 1702/05 - 1762), French sculptor who worked in England
- HOGARTH - William Hogarth (London 1697 - London 1764), English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist
- REYNOLDS - Sir Joshua Reynolds (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), English painter, specialising in portraits
- LAWRENCE - Sir Thomas Lawrence (Bristol 1769 - London 1830), leading English portrait painter
- CHANTREY - Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey (Norton, Derbyshire 1781 - 1841), English sculptor
- Ewan Christian (London 1814 - London 1895)
Sources & Information
Clarendon, Edward Hyde 1st Earl of
Dyck, Anthony van
Lawrence (painter), Thomas
Macaulay, Thomas Babington
Locatie (N 51°30'33" - W 0°7'41") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: gblo010; Photograph: 3 August 2014
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