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Sculptures and mosaics

  1. Mosaics in the Portico
  2. Sculptures on the building
  3. Outside the Gallery

Outside the Gallery

On the lawns outside the Gallery there is a bronze sculpture of James II (1633-1701) from the studio of Grinling Gibbons, and a replica of the statue of George Washington (1732-1799) by Jean-Antoine Houdon, presented by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

George Washington Statue

'George Washington' (1732-1799)
Replica of Jean-Antoine Houdon marble
in bronze, unveiled June 30 1921.

James II Statue in Front of National Gallery

'James II' (1633-1701)
Studio of Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721)
Bronze, 1685

At the east end of the building is a figure of 'Britannia/Minerva' by John Flaxman (1755-1826).

The Gallery fronts on to Trafalgar Square, which was designed by Sir Charles Barry and completed in 1845. There are many public works of sculpture in the square:

Find out more on the Mayor of London's website [external link]

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