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.)
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I