Sir Bertram Mackennal

The Earth and the Elements

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

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