Sir Thomas Brock

Eve

1900

Not on display

Artist
Sir Thomas Brock 1847–1922
Medium
Marble
Dimensions
Object: 1750 × 490 × 430 mm, 225 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1900
Reference
N01784

Display caption

This sculpture shows the figure of Eve, the first woman in Abrahamic religions, including Christianity, Islam and Judaism. She was traditionally presented as a sensual figure and associated with temptation, but is shown here deep in thought. Her head is bowed and her left arm is placed protectively across her chest, as if in shame. The sculpture was admired in Paris; critics praised its combination of naturalism and spiritualism, as well as its subtlety in modelling and expression of feeling. Brock sculpted many public monuments, including the Victoria Monument outside Buckingham Palace.

Gallery label, October 2020

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