Charles Ricketts Mother and Child c.1905–10

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Artwork details

Artist
Charles Ricketts 1866–1931
Title
Mother and Child
Date c.1905–10
Medium Bronze on wooden base
Dimensions Object: 229 x 89 x 121 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1917
Reference
N03188
Not on display

Display caption

Like Ricketts's 'Orpheus and Eurydice', displayed alongside, this small bronze shows the influence of Rodin's work. The intimacy of the subject and the dappled modelling of the surface both follow his example. Ricketts had seen Rodin's sculpture in Paris in 1890, and met him in 1903, when Rodin visited London as President of the International Society of Artists.

August 2004

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