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Sketch Model
  • Sketch Model
    Alfred Stevens, born 1817 - died 1875
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Sketch Model

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alfred Stevens, born 1817 - died 1875 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Turned wood with wax

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a model for a candlestick designed by Alfred Stevens in the 19th century.
A sculptor, designer and painter, Alfred Stevens (1817/18- 1875) rejected contemporary distinctions between fine art and design. From 1850 to 1857 he was chief designer to Hoole & Co., Sheffield, where he produced award-winning designs for metalwork, majolica, terracotta ornaments and chimney-pieces.

Physical description

Turned wood with applied decoration in wax. Below, portion of a frieze of nude boys clasping hands; the upper part decorated with fantastic monsters and acanthus foliage.

Place of Origin

England (made)


19th century (made)


Alfred Stevens, born 1817 - died 1875 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Turned wood with wax


Height: 29.21 cm, Diameter: 14.92 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Mrs Ada Gamble, 12 Stanlake Villas, Shepherd's Bush.

Descriptive line

Model for candlestick, wax and wood, by Alfred Stevens, England, 19th century


Wood; Wax

Subjects depicted

Acanthus foliage; Monster; Nude boys


Household objects; Lighting; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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