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N02975 DAWN c. 1909–14 (?)
Inscr. ‘Charles L. Hartwell’ on back of base.
Marble, 76×46 1/2×37 (193×118×94).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1914.
Exh: R.A., 1914 (2023).
Lit: Kineton Parkes, The Art of Carved Sculpture, 1, 1931, pp.90–2; Herbert Maryon, Modern Sculpture, 1933, p.95, repr. pl.3.
A statue entitled ‘Dawn’, possibly the original plaster for this work, was exhibited at the R.A. in 1909 (1830). It was Hartwell's practice to make a careful model of his works in plaster and then employ assistants to carry out most of the carving, himself adding no more than the finishing touches.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I