N04739 CASTAGNETTES NO. 2 1900
Inscr. ‘J. Havard Thomas Sc’ on top of base.
Bronze, 13 1/4×9 5/8×5 (34×24·5×13), including oval base, 3 1/4×5×4 1/8 (7·5×12·75×10·5).
Bequeathed by Dr Bluett Duncan 1934.
Coll: Purchased by Dr Bluett Duncan from the Leicester Galleries 1922.
Exh: (?) Carfax & Co., November 1909 (54), as ‘Castagnettes’; Leicester Galleries, April–May 1922 (48), as ‘Castagnettes, Bronze No. 2 1900.’
There is another cast at Manchester. The 1922 Memorial Exhibition also included another version of this subject, ‘Castagnettes, Bronze No. 1 1899’ (60), which was purchased by the National Gallery of Scotland; this may have been the work exhibited in 1909. It was with this figure that Havard Thomas began his experiments with wooden sections overlaid with black wax. The pose differs from that of the Tate statuette in that the right arm of the figure is held straight across the body, at right angles to the right thigh, and the body is in a more upright position…