“Sculpture Victorious” Opens at Tate Britain
Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837–1901, first displayed at the Center from September 11 to November 30, 2014, is now on view at Tate Britain, London, through May 25, 2015.
Sculpture Victorious examines the making and viewing of sculpture in Britain and its empire during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901). It seeks to reveal not only sculpture’s inventiveness and ubiquity but also its cultural and political significance in the nineteenth century. Highlights include works by George Frampton (Dame Alice Owen, 1897), William Reynolds-Stephens (A Royal Game, 1906–11), Edmund Cotterill (The Elglington Trophy, 1843), and one elephant sculpture from a pair produced by Minton & Co. in 1889 (pictured above).
The exhibition has been co-organized by the Center and Tate Britain. The organizing curators at Tate Britain are M. G. Sullivan, Curator, British Art 1750–1830; Hannah Lyons, Assistant Curator 1850–1915; and Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, Assistant Curator 1850–1915. The exhibition was devised by Martina Droth, Associate Director of Research and Curator of Sculpture at the Center; Jason Edwards, Professor of History of Art at the University of York; and Michael Hatt, Professor of History of Art at the University of Warwick. It is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, published by the Center in association with Yale University Press.
Explore the geography and a timeline of monuments to Queen Victoria online.