N04510 TRUTH 1930
Inscr. ‘Dobson’ at back of base.
Bronze, 50×30×25 (127×76×64).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1930.
Coll: Purchased by the C.A.S. from the artist with the aid of public subscriptions 1930.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, May 1930 (no catalogue).
Lit: Kineton Parkes, The Art of Carved Sculpture, 1, 1931, p.30.
Repr: C.A.S. Report 1930–31, 1932, frontispiece; Earp, 1945, pl.22 (the plaster?).
Kineton Parkes, op. cit., says that ‘In “Truth”, the life-size statue in bronze of 1930, culminates the phase of intensive modelling with which Dobson was occupied for four or five years.’ A second bronze cast was bought by Sir James Dunn. The plaster was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1932 (British Pavilion, 132).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I