Nymph and two cupids

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Alfred Gilbert

1854-1934

English New Sculpture (19th Century British) painter, draftsman, sculptor, goldsmith and medalist

Nymph and two cupids

circa 1903

22 cms | 8 1/2 ins
Plasticine, wax

Victoria and Albert Museum

London | United Kingdom

"This plasticine and wax model made by Sir Alfred Gilbert was made probably in ca. 1903. It represents a naked nymph leaning forward to part the stems of a thicket. Behind her are two cupids, one standing and one crouching. It has been suggested that this may be a model for a group of figures designed to decorate the cover of a cup." (Source: V&A)