Left: Base of Eros, Piccadilly Circus by Sir Alfred Gilbert, R. A. (1854-1934) Modelled 1891; bronze cast before 1909. Photo by Hollyer in 1909 Studio. Right: Figure at corner. [Click on these photgraphs and those below to enlarge them.]

Three details of the bronze base: Fairies, fish, and fanciful vegetation in the style of Art Nouveau.

All photographs except top left by Robert Freidus. Formatting and text by George P. Landow. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Other Views and Related Material


Bowman, Robert. Sir Alfred Gilbert and the New Sculpture. London: The Fine Art Society, 2008.

Dorment, Richard. Alfred Gilbert. New Haven and London: 1985. Pp. 128-30.

Macklin, Alys Eyre. “Alfred Gilbert at Bruges.” The Studio. 48 (1909): 98-117.

Last modified 10 February 2009