Untitled (The Boy Stove) by Alfred Stevens (1817-1875). c.1851. Manufacturer: Hoole & Co. Bronze figures on attached bronze plinth. Figures: 14 inches high, 5 inches wide, 4 inches deep; plinth: 1 inch high, 4 inches wide, 4 inches deep. Private collection. [Click on these images and those below to enlarge them.]

Left: This page from Susan Beattie's catalogue shows how the bronze figures appeared on the stove or fireplace surround. Right: A detail from another angle.

These two statues are pictured on page 93 of Irvine and Atterbury's Gilbert Bayes, with the following text: "Group of plasters” by Bayes, formerly stored in the garden shed at his house, 4 Greville Place, London."

Photographs and formatting by George P. Landow. Caption material by owner. 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.]


Beattie, Susan. Alfred Stevens. Ex. Cat. London: Victorian and Albert Museum, 2002. P. 403.

Irvine, Louise, and Paul Atterbury. Gilbert Bayes, Sculptor (1872-1953). Exhibition catalogue. Shepton Beauchamp: Richard Dennis, 1998. Pages 98-99.

Last modified 16 September 2011