James Havard Thomas Cassandra 1912–21

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Artwork details

Date 1912–21
Medium Wax
Dimensions Object: 1613 x 552 x 600 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1949
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N06031 CASSANDRA c. 1912–21

Not inscribed.
Black wax, 63 1/2×21 3/4×23 5/8 (161·25×55·25×60), including base, 2×15×17 3/8 (5×38×44).
Purchased from Matthew Thomas (Royal Academy Gift Fund) 1949.
Exh: N.E.A.C., December 1921–January 1922 (145); Leicester Galleries, April–May 1922 (55); Beaux Arts Gallery, June–July 1936 (1).

The artist's son Matthew recalled that his father worked on this statue during the last years of the 1914–18 war, but that it was not fully completed until 1921 (letter to the compiler, 18 October 1957). In the memorial exhibition catalogue it is dated 1912–20.

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

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