Exhibition - Sculpture Victorious - Tate Britain (2015)
Tate Britain, 25 February - 25 May 2015
The exhibition Sculpture Victorious: Art in the Age of Invention, 1837-1901 was co-curated by Professor Jason Edwards of the University of York with Dr Martina Droth, Associate Director of Research and Education and Curator of Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art, and Professor Michael Hatt, Professor of History of Art at the University of Warwick, with support from the Terra Foundation for American Art and Paul Mellon.
With the industrial boom and urban expansion of the Victorian era came a huge growth in the production of sculpture, with new forms of patronage and huge demand. The exhibition explored the creation and display of sculpture in Britain and the British empire during this period and examined the cultural and political significance of sculpture in the nineteenth century.
The exhibition ran from 11 September to 30 November 2014 at the Yale Center for British Art, and at Tate Britain from 25 February to 25 May 2015.
A catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition.
Main image: Sculpture Victorious exhibition banner showing Elephant (1889), modelled by Thomas Longmore and John Hénk, produced by Minton & Co. for Thomas Goode & Co., lead- and tin-glazed earthenware (Majolica). Thomas Goode, Mayfair