Mors Janua Vitae

Mors Janua Vitae

Sir Alfred Gilbert, R. A. (1854-1934)


Bronze and marble

Royal College of Surgeons of England, London

[Study of portrait busts, whose details are much easier to see.]

Acording to Richard Dorment, Eliza Millard Macloghlin (1863-1928), who became Gilbert's lover, commissioned Mors Janua Vitae in 1905 as a memorial to her late-husband Edward Percy Plantagenet Macloghlin (1855-1904) (Victorian High Renaissance, p. 172). Follow the link from Eliza Macloghlin's Sir Alfred Gilbert, RA to Dorment's narration of the complex relationship of artist and patron.