N05863 YOUTH c. 1948
Inscr. ‘Charoux’ on base.
Terracotta, 84×43 1/2×30 (213·5×110·5×76), including base.
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1948.
Exh: R.A., 1948 (1382).
The sculptor told the compiler (16 December 1959) that this work was carried out in a technique once used by the Etruscans, that of building up a hollow shell in terracotta without the reinforcement of an armature.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I