N04900 OLD HORSE (?) 1937
Wych elm, h. 10 1/4 (26) on base, 24×14×2 7/8 (61×35·5×6).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1937.
Exh: R.A., 1937 (1535).
Repr: Apollo, XXVI, 1937, p.40.
The artist wrote of this carving (7 August 1958) that it was inspired by a very old horse that he saw lying in the sun early one summer's morning in 1927. A drawing made on the spot for this work was still in the artist's possession in 1958.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II