N02140 THE EARTH AND THE ELEMENTS c. 1907
Inscr. ‘B. MacKennal’b.r.
Marble, 25×12 1/2×12 1/2 (63·5×32×32), on onyx base, 3 1/8×13×13 (8×33×33).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1907.
Exh: R.A., 1907 (1844); R.A., Late Members, winter 1933 (805).
Lit: Eric G. Underwood, A Short History of English Sculpture, 1933, pp.125–6.
Repr: Royal Academy Pictures, 1907, p.155.
The four elements are represented by four nude female figures.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II