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Fountain, Trafalgar Square, London, at night

RIBA5295
Lutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer (1869-1944)
NOTES: Lutyens was responsible for the centrepiece of the fountain; Wheeler for the mermen; and Macmilan for the mermaids.

One of the two sphinxes flanking Cleopatra's Needle, Victoria Embankment, London

RIBA5297
Vulliamy, George John (1817-1886)
NOTES: Cleopatra's Needle was erected on the Embankment in 1878, however the bronze mountings and sphinxes were not in place until 1881. The sphinxes were enlarged copies of the sphinx at Alnwick Castle dating from the time of Thuthmose III.

Albert Memorial, Kensington Gore, London: detail of the bronze figure of Albert by J H Foley completed in 1876

RIBA5324
Foley, John Henry (1818-1874)
NOTES: The figure is here ungilded and has since been regilded as originally.

Lion statue, Market Square, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

RIBA5365
Duresne, A.
NOTES; This is one of a pair of cast-iron lions brought to the town from the grounds of Waddesdon in 1888.

Clandon Park, West Clandon, Surrey: grotto and statue of the Three Graces

RIBA5399
Brown, Lancelot, 'Capability' (1716-1783)
NOTES: Clandon Park was rebuilt in Palladian style for 2nd Lord Onslow by the Venetian-born architect, Giacomo Leoni, c.1730-1733. Work on the interiors continued into the 1740s. The grounds were landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 1770s.

Chiswick House, London: detail of the grand staircase to the main entrance

RIBA5402
Burlington, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of (1694-1753)
NOTES: Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork, refronted the existing Chiswick House and designed and built the adjoining villa to display his art collection and entertain friends in 1727-1729. He was inspired on his grand tour by Palladio's Villa Capra 'La Rotonda' near Vicenza.
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