Statue of Henry Irving
Statue of Henry Irving, London.jpg
The sculpture in 2012
ArtistThomas Brock
Year1910
SubjectHenry Irving
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′35″N 0°07′42″W / 51.50968°N 0.12821°W / 51.50968; -0.12821Coordinates: 51°30′35″N 0°07′42″W / 51.50968°N 0.12821°W / 51.50968; -0.12821

The statue of Henry Irving is located on the grounds of the National Portrait Gallery along Charing Cross Road in London, United Kingdom.[1] It was erected on 12 May 1910 by English actors and actresses and others related to British theatre in a campaign organized by the Irving Memorial Committee. It was installed on land donated by the City of Westminster. The Irving Society hosts a wreath-laying ceremony at the statue on 6 February each year, commemorating the actor's birth.[2] The bronze statue and Portland stone pedestal is by the sculptor Thomas Brock and is Grade II listed.[3]

References

  1. ^ "The Irving Memorial". The Irving Society. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Statue: Henry Irving". LondonRemembers.com. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Statue of Sir Henry Irving (1357292)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 September 2020.