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Sir Alfred Gilbert

(1854-1934), Sculptor and goldsmith

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

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 the 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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Sir Alfred Gilbert, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x13183

Sir Alfred Gilbert

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1887
NPG x13183

Sir Alfred Gilbert, by Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea - NPG Ax15699

Sir Alfred Gilbert

by Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea
platinum print, late 1880s-1890s
NPG Ax15699

Sir Alfred Gilbert, by Ralph Winwood Robinson, published by  C. Whittingham & Co - NPG x7365

Sir Alfred Gilbert

by Ralph Winwood Robinson, published by C. Whittingham & Co
platinum print, circa 1889, published 1892
NPG x7365


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Janice Barton

12 July 2019, 11:56

'His knighthood came too late in his life. He was a heartbroken man and often spoke of it with great sadness.'