N04840 MONOLITH c. 1936
Roman stone, 60 1/2×12 1/4×12 3/4 (153·5×31×32·5), carved in low relief on all four sides.
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1936.
Exh: R.A., 1936 (1591).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1936, p.125.
Carved direct in the block as a result of seeing Agostino di Duccio's monument of Sigismondo Malatesta and Isotta in the Tempio, Rimini, and reading Adrian Stokes's study of this in his Stones of Rimini (letter from the sculptor, 4 January 1956).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I