Sir Hamo ThornycroftSketch for 'Artemis' 1880

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Artist
Sir Hamo Thornycroft (1850‑1925)
Title
Sketch for 'Artemis'
Date 1880
MediumPlaster and wax
Dimensionsobject: 184 x 70 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Lady Thornycroft 1926
Reference
N04215
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04215 SKETCH FOR ARTEMIS 1880

Inscr. ‘H. Thornycroft 1880’ on underside of base.
Plaster and wax, 7 1/4×2 3/4×7 1/8 (18·5×7×18).
Presented by Lady Thornycroft 1926.
Lit: Edmund Gosse, ‘The New Sculpture’ in Art Journal, 1894, pp.141 and 200; M. H. Spielmann, British Sculpture and Sculptors of To-Day, 1901, p.39.

A clay model was completed by 5 June 1879 (Thornycroft's diary), but N04215 is presumably a later version. A large plaster ‘Artemis’ was shown at the Royal Academy in 1880 (1566), and a marble version in 1882 (1644). The marble was commissioned by the Duke of Westminster in May 1880 through Alfred Waterhouse, the architect. It is still in the Marble Hall at Eaton Hall and is inscribed ‘Hamo Thornycroft A.R.A. Sc. 1882’… (read more)

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