Sir Joshua Reynolds by Reuben Sheppard (active 1906). Cromwell Road façade of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The plinth on which the statue stands proclaims it to portray William Hogarth, but according to the The Times online edition, Robert Simon, an art historian, pointed out the error, which the the museum acknowledged. [Click on images for larger pictures.]

Photograph at right and text by Robert Freidus. Photograph at left, formatting, and perspective correction by George P. Landow. You may use these images 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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Beattie, Susan. The New Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.

Meller, Hugh & Brian Parsons. London Cemeteries. Fourth Edition; Amersham: Avebury Publishing Company, 2008.

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