Alfred the Great (Statue), Mansion House
The statue was commissioned in 1861. When exhibited, under the title, Alfred the Great in the Neatherd's Cottage, at the Royal Academy in 1863, the catalogue entry for the statue included the quotation: "Every circumstance is interesting which attends so much virtue and dignity reduced to such distress". The episode in Alfred's life is the same one in which the celebrated, though probably mythical, incident of cake-burning is supposed to have occurred.
On the front of the base: ALFRED THE GREAT/ E.B.Stephens Sculpt 1863
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