National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Alfred the Great (Statue), Mansion House


Type Statue

     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

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Stephens, Edward Bowring Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Marble 203 (H)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
Structural condition
Road None
Precise location Mansion House, Egyptian Hall
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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Date of design 1861-63
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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