Sir Bertram Mackennal The Earth and the Elements exhibited 1907

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
The Earth and the Elements
Date Exhibited 1907
Medium Stone
Dimensions Object: 635 x 318 x 318 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1907
Reference
N02140
Not on display

Catalogue entry

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.

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

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