Pedimental sculpture. The Burlington Arcade by Benjamin Clemens. 1911. (Samuel Ware built the arcade in 1818-19, and Beresford Pite added the façades in 1911.

Figures flanking the Burlington Arcade sign. [Click on these images and those below to enlarge them.]

Figures on the corbels at the outer edge of the façade. The face of the helmeted male figure (on the left) resembles that on pre-classical ancient Greek statues and hence seems in a completely different style than the male and figures with childen.

Photographs by Robert Freidus. Formatting, text, and perspective correction by George P. Landow. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


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Jones, Edward, and Christopher Woodward. A Guide to the Architecture of London. 2nd ed. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1992.

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