Catalogue entry

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.

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