N04807 LORD CLIVE c. 1910–12
Inscr. ‘Tweed’ on top of base near right foot.
Bronze, 33 1/2×16 1/4×12 1/4 (85×42×31), on base 12 1/4×12 1/4×1 1/4 (31×31×3·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist's family 1934.
Exh: Imperial Institute, June–July 1934 (9); R.A., 1935 (1700).
Lit: Lord Edward Gleichen, London's Open-Air Statuary, 1928, pp.42–3; Lendal Tweed, John Tweed: Sculptor, 1936, pp.151–3, repr. facing p.148.
A reduced version, otherwise identical in every detail, of the bronze, twice life-size, now standing at the top of the steps leading from King Charles Street to St James's Park. The sketch model for this statue was done at the invitation of a government competition committee, and was first exhibited at the R.A. in 1910 (1789)…