Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)
Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)
Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)
Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)
Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)
Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)
Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)
Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)

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Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)




Portland stone & bronze


H 180 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 95 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

gifted by Bristol and West Building Society

Work type



Westminster City Council


Westminster City Council

Work status


Unveiling date

16th April 1981


at all times

Signature/marks description

on the bottom of Chaplin’s left trouser leg: Doubleday 1979

Inscription description

on the top surface of the plinth: Charlie Chaplin; inscribed into the granite kerb in front of the pedestal: The comic genius / who gives pleasure to so many; on the bronze plaque at the back of the pedestal: THIS STATUE WAS GIVEN / TO THE NATION BY / BRISTOL & WEST BUILDING SOCIETY / UNVEILED BY SIR RALPH RICHARDSON / 16TH APRIL 1981 / SCULPTOR: JOHN DOUBLEDAY


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Located at

Leicester Square, Westminster


Located at the western side edge of the square's garden.