Thomas Carlyle by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm Bart., R.A. (1834-90. 1881. Bronze. Location: Chelsea Embankment, London SW1. [Click on these images to enlarge them.]
According to the plaque accompanying the marble version in National Galleries of Scotland, this sculptural portrait of Carlyle was first modelled from life Fred Kaplan lists the marble version first as well, describing the one in Cheyne Walk as "a related bronze statue."
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Details of Boehm's statue and another version
- Two close-ups of the upper third of the statue
- Boehm's signature
- Books beneath Carlyle's chair
- For marble versionin the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
Beattie, Susan. The New Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983. Plate 10.
Read, Benedict. Victorian Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982. P. 337, Plate 402.
Last modified 4 September 2011