Not on display
- Harry Bates 1850–1899
- Object: 546 × 267 × 89 mm
- Presented by C.J. Knowles 1900
N01783 SKETCH FOR ‘WAR’ 1887
Inscr. ‘Harry Bates fecit 1887’ t.r., and ‘Andromache’ and ‘Hector’ in Greek on either side of base under the figures.
Plaster bas-relief, 21 1/2×10 7/8×3 1/2 (55×27×9).
Presented by Mrs C. J. Knowles in the name of her husband 1900.
A sketch for the bronze, which was exhibited at the First Summer Exhibition, New Gallery, 1888 (318), and was later in the possession of Mrs Knowles. It represents Hector's departure from Andromache, who holds their child in her arms; below in low relief the body of Hector dragged behind the chariot of Achilles. The companion relief ‘Peace’ was also exhibited in the New Gallery, 1888 (317). In 1891 the artist showed a head of Mrs Knowles at the R.A. (1956).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I