Harold Parker

Ariadne

exhibited 1908

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Artist
Harold Parker 1873–1962
Medium
Marble
Dimensions
Object: 1041 x 1422 x 406 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1904
Reference
N02265

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N02265 ARIADNE 1908

Not inscribed.
White marble, 41×56×16 (104×142×41).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1908.
Exh: R.A., 1908 (1820).
Repr: Royal Academy Pictures, 1908, p.153; Connoisseur, XLIV, 1916, p.211.

Completed just in time for the Academy exhibition of 1908, though the preliminary sketch in clay was made some years before. The idea of the subject, the deserted Ariadne in despair, came at a time when the artist was feeling much in despair himself (letter, based on information given by the artist, from his niece Mrs Clare M. Shepherd, 16 April 1959).

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