Catalogue entry

N01753 THE SINGER c. 1889
 
Not inscribed.
Bronze, including base, 35 1/2×8 1/2×17 (90×22×43); the circlet set with turquoises and garnets and pedestal in the form of a lotus.
Tate Gift 1894 (in addition to his original gift).
Coll: Probably acquired by Henry Tate in 1894 as it was not included in the catalogue of his collection published in that year.
Exh: R.A., 1889 (2195).
Lit: M. H. Spielmann, British Sculpture and Sculptors of To-day, 1901, p.56, repr. p.58.
Repr: Art Journal, 1894, p.307.

The companion figure ‘Applause’ shows a crouching girl, also Egyptian, beating time with her hands, and was exhibited at the R.A. in 1893 (1828) with a quotation from the ancient Egyptian ‘Song of the Harpist of Thebes’.

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