Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm Bart., R.A. (1834-90

1881

Marble

National Galleries of Scotland

According to the gallery's plaque, the marble sculpture was first modelled from life in 1875 and cast in plaster. Boehm considered it "the best thing I ever did." The bronze in Cheyne Walk, also erected in 1881 but unveiled in 1882, is described here as a "replica." Fred Kaplan lists the marble version first as well, describing the one in Cheyne Walk as "a related bronze statue."

Related views

  • Complete statue (I)
  • Complete statue (II)
  • Bronze version in Chelsea
  • Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009.