Sir Charles Wheeler
Aphrodite II 1943

Artwork details

Sir Charles Wheeler 1892–1974
Aphrodite II
Date 1943
Medium Portland stone
Dimensions Object: 1314 x 384 x 267 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1944
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05559 APHRODITE II 1943

Not inscribed.
Portland stone, 51 3/4×15 1/8×10 1/2 (131·5×38·5×26·5), including base 2 (5) high.
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1944.
Exh: R.A., 1944 (1256).
Repr: Souvenir catalogue, Open Air Exhibition of Sculpture, Battersea Park, May–September 1948, p.29.

Executed in 1943 this is the second of three ‘Aphrodite’ statues. The first, a marble torso, was exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1938 (1464); the third, ‘Aphrodite III’, a life-size statue in magnesian limestone, was at the Royal Academy, 1955 (1376). A bronze study for ‘Aphrodite II’, 12 1/2 in. high, was exhibited there in 1954 (1243) and is reproduced in Royal Academy Illustrated, 1954, p.81.

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

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