Belgrave Square Sculpture

The search for interesting sculpture continues.  What struck me on my most recent trip to London was that I have trod these streets before and must have missed works of art that are proudly on show for the public, maybe my head was down.

I have passed around Belgrave Square several times over the years and missed ‘Homage to Leonardo’ by Enzo Plazzotta. To put this right, I headed over to search it out.  It dates back to 1984 and is a representation of the famous drawing by Leonardo da Vinci.  As the gardens are private the only view available is from the front.

The statue is also known as ‘Vitruvian Man’.  The statue was completed posthumously by Mark Holloway.

Also of note is the statue of Christopher Columbus.  This work of art overlooks the Spanish Embassy on the Square.  It was erected in 1992 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his voyage to the Americas.  It is the work of Tomas Bañuelos.


Walking through London in search of sculpture is a particular pleasure.  It is im my hinterland.  What’s in yours?


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