Adolfine Ryland

Isaac Blesses Jacob

1933

Medium
Limestone
Dimensions
Object: 914 x 533 x 102 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1940
Reference
N05112

Catalogue entry

N05112 ISAAC BLESSES JACOB 1933

Inscr. ‘A.M.R. '33’ on verso b.l.
Limestone relief, 36×21×4 (91·5×53·5×10).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1940.
Exh: United Artists, R.A., January–March 1940 (2188).

The artist recalled that at the time of carving this relief she was particularly interested in Indian and Eastern sculpture, admiring ‘its wonderful richness and flow of design and form’. The subject was conceived and executed in a style incorporating these qualities.

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