H.R.H. Prince Alfred, The Duke of Edinburgh c1884

SUMMERS, Charles Frances

Registration number

1091151

Artist/maker

SUMMERS, Charles Frances

Title

H.R.H. Prince Alfred, The Duke of Edinburgh

Production date

c1884

Medium

Carrara marble

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

H.R.H.Prince Alfred, The Duke of Edinburgh, c1884

Summary

Marble bust of H.R.H. Prince Alfred, The Duke of Edinburgh.

Born Somerset, England (1825-1878) Charles Summers gained his earliest training with his father, who was a stonemason and builder. He was admitted to the Royal Academy at 24, but migrated to Australia three years later due to poor health. In 1855, Summers established a studio in Collins Street, and he was the founder of the Victorian Society of Fine Arts.