• Comedy & Tragedy: 'Sic Vita' (Small Version) - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Comedy & Tragedy: 'Sic Vita' (Small Version) - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Comedy & Tragedy: 'Sic Vita' (Small Version) - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Comedy & Tragedy: 'Sic Vita' (Small Version) - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Comedy & Tragedy: 'Sic Vita' (Small Version) - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Comedy & Tragedy: 'Sic Vita' (Small Version) - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Comedy & Tragedy: 'Sic Vita' (Small Version) - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Comedy & Tragedy: 'Sic Vita' (Small Version) - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Comedy & Tragedy: 'Sic Vita' (Small Version) - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
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Comedy & Tragedy: 'Sic Vita' (Small Version)

Sir Alfred Gilbert

(British, 1854-1934)

Bronze with green, dark and lighter brown patina
Height: 15'' (38.1cm)

Conceived and cast circa 1890


This is the smaller model of Comedy and Tragedy produced by Gilbert for the collectors’ market. The present example is a beautiful cast of the original plaster in bronze. Capturing the modelling of both the mask, figure and insect on the figure’s left calf with great accuracy, the present cast is an excellent example of Gilbert’s technical mastery of bronze casting techniques at the turn of the century.

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