Introduction The Flaxman Gallery showcases sculpture models by renowned neoclassical British artist John Flaxman. The models form part of UCL Art Museum’s Flaxman Collection which includes drawings, prints and further models. Additional volumes of prints are found in the holdings of UCL Library Special Collections. The gallery opened to the public in 1851. Nineteenth and early 20th-century visitors entered the university’s main building from the portico steps and through the Flaxman Gallery. Today the entrance to the gallery is via UCL’s Main Library. The contemporary design of the Flaxman Gallery reconnects visitors to UCL’s grand architectural history.
A guide to the life and work of neoclassical sculptor John Flaxman and the holdings of the UCL Flaxman Gallery