Alice Chaplin

Alice Mary Chaplin (1848–15 June 1921) was a British sculptor who produced statuettes and sculpture groups in bronze and terracotta.

Alice Chaplin
Died15 June 1921 (aged 72–73)
Fulham, London
Known forSculpture


Chaplin was born in Sudbury in Suffolk to James Chaplin and his wife Eliza Hales.[1] Chaplin moved to London to study sculpture and settled in Chelsea, remaining in west London for the rest of her life.[2] She produced statuettes and sculpture groups, often of animals, in bronze and terracotta.[3] Between 1877 and 1900, Chaplin exhibited 18 works at the Royal Academy in London.[1][3] She was also a regular exhibitor at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.[2] At the 1903 Arts and Crafts exhibition in London she showed a statuette of a puma.[1] A number of animal works by Chaplin were acquired by Queen Victoria.[2] Chaplin died at Fulham in London in 1921.[1] Her sister Florence, (1850–1936) was a portrait painter of some note.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Sara Gray (2019). British Women Artists. A Biographical Dictionary of 1000 Women Artists in the British Decorative Arts. Dark River. ISBN 978-1-911121-63-3.
  2. ^ a b c University of Glasgow History of Art / HATII (2011). "Miss Alice Mary Chaplin". Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851–1951. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b James Mackay (1977). The Dictionary of Western Sculptors in Bronze. Antique Collectors' Club. ISBN 0902028553.