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Sir Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934), Sculptor and goldsmith

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Sculptor; a leading figure in the revival of British sculpture with a Renaissance-inspired feeling for the subtleties of form and texture, and for exquisite jewel-like detail. He designed statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus and the Duke of Clarence's tomb but later went bankrupt and retired to Bruges in disgrace. After the First World War Gilbert came back to England and enjoyed a productive old age.

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Thomas Carlyle

by Sir Alfred Gilbert
plaster cast of death-mask, 1881
NPG 1361


Queen Victoria

by Sir Alfred Gilbert
bronze medal, 1887
On display in Room 26 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D36108