Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Model - Queen Victoria, from a model for the Victoria Memorial
  • Queen Victoria, from a model for the Victoria Memorial
    Brock, Thomas Sir, born 1847 - died 1922
  • Enlarge image

Queen Victoria, from a model for the Victoria Memorial

  • Object:

    Model

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1902 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brock, Thomas Sir, born 1847 - died 1922 (maker)
    J. W. Singer and Sons (casters (people))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, cast

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr and Mrs Roland Morris

  • Museum number:

    A.8-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze of the seated Queen Victoria is cast from a model for the Victoria Memorial, made by Thomas Brock in the early 20th century.
This bronze, together with the bronze cast of Truth (V&A no. A.9-1977) were probably taken from Brock's second more elaborate model produced at a scale of 1/10 full size which the sculptor stated were copleted and approved by the King in June 1902. Two further models for the Victoria memorial outside Buckingham Palace are also in the Museum's collections (inv. nos. A.7 and 9-1977). These three bronzes were given to the Museum by Mr and Mrs Roland Morris in 1977. Mr Roland Morris's father was William Thomas Morris (1874-1944), Chairman and Managing Director of the Morris Singer Company who cast the works.

Physical description

Bronze model of Queen Victoria. Seated statue of Queen Victoria, in her right hand a sceptre in her left the Orb on which is a group of Saint . George and the Dragon. Inscription.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1902 (made)

Artist/maker

Brock, Thomas Sir, born 1847 - died 1922 (maker)
J. W. Singer and Sons (casters (people))

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, cast

Marks and inscriptions

'VICTORIA'
on plinth

Dimensions

Height: 55 cm

Object history note

Given by Mr & Mrs Roland Morris. It is cast by John Webb Singer & Co of Frome Somerset. Mr Roland Morris's father was William Thomas Morris (1874-1944), Chairman and Managing Director of the Morris Singer Company.
This bronze, together with the bronze cast of Truth (V&A no. A.9-1977) were probably taken from Brock's second more elaborate model produced at a scale of 1/10 full size which the sculptor stated were copleted and approved by the King in June 1902.

Descriptive line

Statue, bronze model, of Queen Victoria, cast from the model for the Victoria Memorial, by Sir Thomas Brock, bronze, Britain, 1902-04

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bilbey, Diane and Trusted, Marjorie. British Sculpture 1470-2000. A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2002, p. 222-223, cat.no 339

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Casting

Subjects depicted

Dragon; Sceptre; Orb

Categories

Access to Images; Images Online; Bronze; Royalty; Sculpture; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.