Charles Leonard Hartwell A Foul in the Giants’ Race 1908

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
A Foul in the Giants’ Race
Date 1908
Medium Bronze on oak base
Dimensions Object: 260 x 216 x 286 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1908
Reference
N02267
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N02267 A FOUL IN THE GIANTS' RACE 1908
 
Inscr. ‘C. L. Hartwell, Sc. 1908’ on base.
Bronze, 10 1/4×8 1/2×11 1/4 (26×22×28.5), on a wooden base, 4 3/4×8 1/4×11 3/4 (12×21×30).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1908.
Exh: R.A., 1908 (1822).
Lit: Eric Underwood, A Short History of English Sculpture, 1935, p.152.

The ‘Giants’ are Indian elephants who have collided in a race, and their riders were flourishing goads (now missing).

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

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