Marble Arch: Overall view, from the south

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Description

Stands near Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, at the western end of Oxford Street.

In 1828, John Nash designed the arch based on the triumphal arch of Constantine in Rome. It was originally erected on The Mall as a gateway to the new Buckingham Palace, which was rebuilt by Nash from the former Buckingham House, which at that time had an open courtyard with projecting wings. In 1851, the arch was moved to its present location during the building of the east front of the palace, which enclosed the courtyard. Due to Nash’s financial problems, some sculptures intended for the arch ended up on the façade of the National Gallery.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Arches

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Nineteenth century

  • Neoclassical

Place of Creation
  • +51.513056,-0.158889

  • London, England, United Kingdom

  • London

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility and Access Public
Content License

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