The present work is one of two terracotta casts made by the artist in 1946. A bronze edition is also thought to have been made of this work although none have been traced. Lisa Thompson-Pharoah comments that, 'it is probable that any such casts were sold by Dobson in America. The work received a certain notoriety when it was allowed into the United States only after being held by American Customs on a charge of possible impropriety' (loc. cit.).