N04975 TORSO: THE JUNE OF YOUTH 1937
Bronze, 24×15×8 1/2 (61×38·5×21·5), on wooden base h. 4 (10).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1938.
Repr: Sir John Rothenstein, British Art since 1900, 1962, pl.36.
The artist said in 1962 that there were seven casts of this sculpture, including one on which he was still at work. In the present cast the holes of the truncated arms were left with a return surface, and the breasts were inlaid with silver.
A preliminary drawing is reproduced in P. F. Millard, Life Drawing, 1938, pl.13.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II