Photographs 2006 by the author. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photograoher and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]

Left: Marble Arch seen from Oxford Street. Right: Marble Arch seen Hyde Park. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Left: Another view of the arch's South side. Right: Bearded head forming arch keystone. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

"John Nash designed the Marble Arch, like much else of elegance in London. It was built in 1828 as the chief entrance to Buckingham Palace, but when the Palace was extended in 1851, the Arch was moved to its current site as an entrance to Hyde Park. By tradition, only senior members of the royal family, the King's Troop and the Royal Horse Artillery are allowed to ride or drive through the Arch." —

Left: Wreaths at the ends of Marble Arch, possibly by Flaxman. Right: St. George Slaying the Dragon (on the metal gates of Marble Arch), by Samuel Parker. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Left: Winged Victories, south side spandrels. Right: Corinthian column and winged victory. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Other Views


"Marble Arch," 24 August 2006.

Peel, Bob. "A Sculpture Walk in Hyde Park." 24 August 2006.

"Marble Arch," 24 August 2006.

Last modified 4 August 2007