Siegfried CharouxCivilization: The Judge 1962

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Artist
Siegfried Charoux (1896‑1967)
Title
Civilization: The Judge
Date 1962
MediumBronze
Dimensionsobject: 495 x 330 x 273 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1963
Reference
T00597
Not on display

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T00597  CIVILIZATION: THE JUDGE 1962
 
Inscr. ‘Charoux’ on back of base r., and again on back of right thigh.
Bronze, 19 1/2×13×10 3/4 (49·5×33×27).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1963.
Exh: R.A., 1963 (1226).

One of a proposed edition of six casts of the maquette for the large figure in cement which was also exhibited at the R.A., 1963 (1267). There was also a watercolour, ‘The Judge’, in the same exhibition (903). The artist wrote (15 August 1963) that T00597 was the first three-dimensional design for the large sculpture, and that he had made various other studies in watercolours at about the same time, early in 1962. ‘“The Judge” is one of a series of sculptures I intend to make on the theme Civilization. The “Cellist” (at present at Kenwood House), the “Motorcyclist”, “Violinist”, “Survivor” and others are part of that series… (read more)

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