NEW HAVEN, CONN. — What is not to love about a 6-foot-tall majolica elephant? Topped by an architectonic howdah, it is actually an “Elephant and Castle,” a widely recognized symbol of British strength with Nineteenth Century Raj overtones. Minton made a pair of these bad boys for its joint display with Thomas Goode at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. This fantastic, emblematic art object is one of many celebrated in “Sculpture Victorious.” Astonishingly, this is the first exhibition ever mounted to offer a comprehensive survey of Victorian sculpture.It will be on view at the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) through November 30 and at London’s Tate Britain beginning in February. ... Read more
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