T03218 INFANT WITH FLOWER 1958
Inscribed ‘F58’ on base
Bronze, 30 × 16 7/8 × 15 (76.2 × 42 × 38)
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1981
Prov: Purchased from the artist by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1973
Exh: Contemporary British Sculpture, Arts Council tour to open-air sites in Birmingham, Eastbourne, Cirencester, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Bradford, April–September 1961 (II as ‘Infant with Flower’); RA, May–July 1973 (1089); George Fullard 1923–1973, Serpentine Gallery, July–August 1974 and Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, August–September 1974 (13)
This sculpture was made in Fullard's studio in Park Walk, Chelsea, in the first part of 1958, and the plaster was exhibited in August the same year in a mixed exhibition at the Woodstock Gallery; it was then titled ‘Child with Flower’. This unique bronze was cast by John Galizia & Sons in 1960.
Mrs Fullard writes that the figure was intended as a boy, and probably dressed in a costume of early in this century, when children of both sexes wore skirts. The daffodil was made from scrap pieces of wrought iron.
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984