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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Alfred George Stevens (1818-1875), Sculptor and designer

An oil self-portrait painting of 1832, two self-portrait drawings, a silverpoint drawing by A. Legros (posthumous, partly based on a photograph, reproduced K. R. Towndrow, Alfred Stevens (1939), facing p 44), and a bronze bust by E. Lanteri, (of which there is a plaster cast in the City Art Gallery, Manchester), are in the Tate Gallery; a painting attributed to himself (similar to the photograph of c.1867) was in the collection of Professor Morris Moore, 1923; a painting by G. C. Eaton (in his house at 9 Eton Villas, Hampstead) was in the collection of F. R. Eaton, reproduced Towndrow, facing p 214; a bust by W. Ellis of c.1876 is in the Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; a marble medallion by F. Wood is reproduced Magazine of Art (1893), p 286, where it is said to have been presented to Biandford; there is a photograph of 1867 (example in NPG (plate 855), another reproduced Towndrow, frontispiece), and another by W. S. Bird is reproduced Magazine of Art (1892), p 303.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.