Charles Sargeant Jagger, A.R.A. (1885-1934)
H.R.H. Prince of Wales
signed and numbered 'C. SARGEANT JAGGER 5' (on the base)
bronze with a light brown patina
24½ in. (62 cm.) high, excluding black painted wooden base
Conceived in 1921-22 and cast in an edition of 5 in 1935.
Gillian Jagger; Sotheby's, London, 13 July 2007, lot 305, where purchased by the present owner.
A. Compton, The Sculpture of Charles Sargeant Jagger, Aldershot, 2004, p. 120, no. 53, another cast illustrated.
London, Royal Academy, 1923, no. 1515.
London, Royal Academy, 1935, no. 1591.
London, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, Charles Sargeant Jagger Memorial Exhibition, War and Peace Sculpture, May - June 1935, no. 2: this exhibition travelled to Birmingham; Liverpool; Sheffield; Lincoln; Wakefield; Halifax; Dunfermline; Rochdale; Perth; Hull; Doncaster; and Stockport.
Toronto, Canadian National Exhibition, August - September 1935, no. 391.
Johannesburg, Art Gallery, The Art of the Jagger Family, 1939-1940, no. 1.
London, Imperial War Museum, Charles Sargeant Jagger War & Peace Sculpture Centenary Exhibition, May - September 1985, no. 37: this exhibition travelled to Sheffield, Mappin Art Gallery, October 1985 - January 1986.

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Ann Compton comments in her monograph on Jagger, 'This statuette was commissioned by Lord Esher, who was a trusted advisor of the Royal Family. Evelyn Shaw, Secretary of the British School at Rome, acted as a go-between in negotiations with Jagger. In January 1922 Jagger submitted several sketches to Lord Esher, suggesting that he had been given the commission in 1921. The number of sittings granted by the Prince is unclear, but at least one took place in Lady Feodora Gleichen's studio at St James's Place. Jagger appears to have based the pullover worn by the Prince on a photograph showing him dressed for playing squash and reproduced in The Prince of Wales: A Pictorial Record of the Voyage of HMS Renown 1919-20. Jagger was asked to match the patination of the finished bronze to the colour of a piece of pottery belonging to 'Sassoon'. Lord Esher was 'immensely proud' of this statuette' (see A. Compton, loc. cit.).

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