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SIR WILLIAM REID DICK (1879-1961)
SIR WILLIAM REID DICK (1879-1961)
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SIR WILLIAM REID DICK (1879-1961)

Slingboy

Details
SIR WILLIAM REID DICK (1879-1961)
Slingboy
signed 'W. REID DICK', on a green onyx base
bronze, dark brown patina
12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) high, the bronze
13 ¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high overall
Conceived circa 1911.
Literature
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
H. Granville Fell, Sir William Reid Dick, KCVO, RA, London, 1945, pl. 2.
J. Cooper, Nineteenth Century Romantic Bronzes: French, English and American Bronzes 1830-1915, Devon, 1975, pp. 98, pl. 101.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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An early model by Reid Dick, the original bronze of The Catapult, or Slingboy, as it is also known, was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1911 (no. 1920; now in Bradford City Art Gallery, Cartwright Hall). The work was subsequently cast by Giovanni Galizia for the Parlanti foundry in two sizes, the present half-size and a larger version. Recalling elements of Leighton's An Athlete wrestling with a Python (1874) and The Sluggard (1890), as well as Gilbert's Perseus Arming (1881-2), The Catapult was described by Granville Fell as a 'well-balanced, tense figure, precise in modelling...' (Granville Fell, pl. 2).

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