N01749 PERSEUS RESCUING ANDROMEDA 1893
Inscr. ‘H.C. Fehr Sc. 1893’ on left of base.
Bronze, 108×102×86 (274·5×269×218·5), including base, diameter 47 1/2 (121).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1894.
Exh: R.A., 1894 (1747).
Lit: M. H. Spielmann, British Sculpture and Sculptors of To-day, 1901, p.138, repr. p.140.
Repr: Art Journal, 1894, p.212; Herbert Maryon, Modern Sculpture, 1933, pl.155.
The plaster was exhibited at the R.A. in 1893 (1683) as ‘The Rescue of Andromeda’. It attracted considerable attention and with the encouragement of Lord Leighton was cast in bronze the following year.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I