- Bronze on wooden base
- Object: 343 x 216 x 133 mm, 6 kg
- Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1924
N03959 THE INFANT CHRIST 1920–4
Bronze, 13 1/2×8 1/4×5 1/4 (34×21×13).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1924.
Exh: R.A., 1924 (1504).
Executed as a portrait of the artist's nine-month-old son, Robin, early in 1920. First exhibited with a halo as ‘The Infant Christ’ at the Royal Academy in 1924. Another, contemporary, bronze cast of this work belongs to the artist.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II