Much Hadham 66 HOGLANDS,
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Thank you for your letter of 14th January.
The original maquettes of the MADONNA AND CHILD and the FAMILY GROUP sculptures were all modelled direct in clay and then baked, and so became terra-cottas. It was from these terra-cottas that the small bronzes were cast, that is, there were no original plasters as there would have been if one produced the idea direct in plaster, as I quite often do.
In your letter you mention the KING AND QUEEN, – I think you must mean the Family Group. The small maquette for the KING AND QUEEN was made direct in wax, and so for that there is neither an original terra-cotta nor a plaster.
If all this is not clear, please let me know, and I will be happy to answer anything else.