- Sir Alfred Gilbert 1854–1934
- Bronze on marble base
- Object: 438 x 216 x 190 mm
- Presented by Mrs Macloghlin 1915
N03039 MRS MACLOGHLIN 1906 or 1907
Inscr. ‘Eliza Macloghlin, 190[?6] Alfred Gilbert Sculp. Eheu Fugaces!’ on back.
Bronze, 17 1/4×8 1/2×7 1/2 (44×21.5×19), on brown marble base, 1×7 1/2×6 (2.5×19×15).
Presented by Mrs Macloghlin 1915.
Lit: W. J. (Lord Webb-Johnson), ‘Mors Janua Vitae’ in Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, III, 1948, pp.221–2; Bury, 1952, pp.54–5.
Repr: R. H. Hubbard, National Gallery of Canada, Catalogue of Painting and Sculpture, II, Toronto, 1959, p.195 (another cast).
This portrait was cast from a model for the larger bronze memorial group with portraits of Mr and Mrs Edward Percy Plantagenet Macloghlin of Wigan, Lancashire, inscribed ‘Mors Janua Vitae’, completed in 1909 and now in the Hall of the Royal College of Surgeons. The sketch for the larger work was exhibited at the R.A., 1907 (1732). According to a letter from the sitter's sitter, Miss Beatrice Millard (28 March 1957), the bust was modelled in Bruges about 1907. Mrs Macloghlin was Miss Eliza Millard, born in 1862, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Millard of Wigan. After the death of Dr Macloghlin in 1904 Mrs Macloghlin made an offer to the Royal College of Surgeons to provide funds for a scholarship. She died in 1928 and the money was left to the College in her will.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I
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