British Museum, Bloomsbury, London: the Ionic entrance portico seen from the east, with the pediment sculpture 'The Rise of Civilisation' by Sir Richard Westmacott

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RIBApix ref no RIBA26532
Architect/DesignerSmirke, Sir Robert (1780-1867)
Westmacott, Richard (1746-1808)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1857
Image Date1955
StyleGreek Revival
Library ReferenceESP/LON/605 (ES1753)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections

Subject tags

entrances, sculpture, museums, stone, columns, porticos, decorative stonework, colonnades, pediments