- Harry Bates 1850–1899
- Object: 1160 x 2200 x 1080 mm
- Presented by Lord Wemyss 1899
Not on display
N01767 HOUNDS IN LEASH 1888–9
Inscr. ‘Harry Bates 1889’ b.l.
Plaster, 42×87×42 (107×221×107).
Presented by Lord Wemyss 1899.
Exh: R.A., 1889 (2192).
Lit: Walter Armstrong, ‘Mr Harry Bates’ in The Portfolio, XIX, 1888, p.173; E. J. Winter Johnson, ‘Mr Harry Bates, A.R.A.’ in The Artist, XX, 1897, p.584, repr. p.579; Eric Underwood, A Short History of English Sculpture, 1933, p.117.
Repr: Tate Gallery, Illustrated Catalogue, 1912, p.125.
According to Armstrong, this group of a hunter holding a pair of hounds was intended to be ready for exhibition in 1888, but its execution was delayed through the death of the chief model, a Great Dane, which became affected with paralysis during the sittings. This work, he added, ‘will, I am sure, increase its author's reputation, for it will show that he can combine style with energetic action’.
The bronze was made for Lord Wemyss and was exhibited at the R.A., 1891 (2096). It still stands in the forecourt of Gosford House, East Lothian.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I