T03775 Herald of New Day 1932–3
Plaster 25 1/2 × 11 1/2 × 12 1/2 (647 × 292 × 317)
Transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1983
Prov: Presented by the artist to the Victoria and Albert Museum 1934 (A. 45–1934)
The artist said to the Tate Gallery's cataloguer in March 1961 that this work dated from 1932–3 and was the original matrix for the chased bronze cast, exhibited at Leon Underwood, Leicester Galleries, April 1934 (9). There were altogether three bronze casts. The same idea was used at a much later date, in 1957, for the maquette for a nine-foot figure intended for a building, but the project did not materialize. The maquette was exhibited at the Kaplan Gallery, March 1961 (14), with five other variations on the ‘Herald’ theme (15–19).
The sculpture is broken into several pieces. It was previously catalogued as 6127, and described in error as having been transferred to the Tate Gallery in 1952.
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986