Pair of casts and models for 'Truth and Religion' by Sir Alfred Gilbert

Two original models and two bronze casts representing Truth and Religion made for the Alexandra Memorial situated near St James’ Park in London.


Details

Medium:
1-2) bronze; 3-4) plasticine
Dimensions:
1-2) height 33.7 cm; 3-4) height: 38.1 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Laurence Synge-Craven

The memorial was an important commission for Gilbert and marks his return to respectability in Britain following his public disgrace for bankruptcy, fraud, and the stripping of his RA title. The figures complement the existing material relating to Gilbert at Leeds including another model relating to the Alexandra Memorial.

Provenance

Albert Toft; Synge-Hutchinson; Lawrence Synge-Craven through his late wife's father Patrick Synge-Hutchinson.

Venue details

Leeds Art Gallery The Headrow, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS1 3AA 0113 247 8256 www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

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