Catalogue entry

N05378 DAWN 1921
Inscr. ‘Reid Dick, A.R.A. 1921’ b.r.
Marble, 9 3/4×5 1/2×7 (25×14×18).
Presented by Sir Charles and Lady Tennyson in memory of their son, Lieutenant
Penrose Tennyson, R.N.V.R., 1942.
Coll: Purchased from the artist at the R.A. 1921 by E. P. Dawber of the Fine Art Society; no further record.
Exh: R.A., 1921 (1110).
Repr: H. Granville Fell, Sir William Reid Dick, K.C.V.O., R.A., 1945, pl.4 (wrongly dated 1920).

This is a head made from the artist's son John and was started when he was a few days old. Another version, in two pieces of marble, was included in the exhibition Artists aid Russia, Wallace Collection, July–August 1942 (480); it was still in the artist's possession in 1956. (Letter from the artist, 19 March 1956.)

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I