Sir Alfred Gilbert

1854–1934

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Sir Alfred Gilbert RA (12 August 1854 – 4 November 1934) was an English sculptor and goldsmith who enthusiastically experimented with metallurgical innovations. He was a central — if idiosyncratic — participant in the New Sculpture movement that invigorated sculpture in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century.

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Close up: Queen Victoria by Alfred Gilbert

Sculpture Victorious at Tate Britain explores a period of unparalleled innovation in British history, where ground-breaking new materials and methods ...