Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, RA (Vienna 1834 - London 1890)
Terracotta statuette of Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-1890), c.1874. A cast in terracotta after the second version of Boehm's statuette of Thomas Carlyle. Carlyle is seated on a padded chair with his left leg crossed over his right leg and hands placed in his lap, also crossed, wearing a long dressing gown and laced leather shoes, head turned to his left.
Given to the Carlyle House Memorial Trust by Lady Catherine Courtney of Penwith (1847-1929) in 1926. The gift is listed in the minutes of the Committee of Management of the Carlyle House Memorial Trust taken on 15 February 1926: 'From Lady Courtney of Penwith, a cast of a Statuette of Carlyle (after Boehm)'. Transferred to the National Trust in 1936.
National Trust Collections (Carlyle's House, Chelsea)
Makers and roles
Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, RA (Vienna 1834 - London 1890), sculptor
Barrett, J.A.S. The Principal Portraits and Statues of Thomas Carlyle. 1928, p. 3 Stocker 1988: Mark Stocker, Royalist and Realist: The Life and Work of Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, Michigan 1988, p. 222