Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sir William Reid Dick's Kelpie


Marly is right in some respects on the subject of "Kelpie" on my English Sculpture blog. Here is a bronze version of the same sculpture. The plaster would have been made as a "master" and kept by the foundry or the sculptor in case of accident and for the record. Smaller or larger versions could be made from this "master". "Artprice" mentions a sale of this work with details but you have to pay to see a photo of it. So for the time being I will still have to hope I got it right!

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Blogger marlyat2 said...

Well, I hope so, too! I completely forgot about copies in different materials.

It is charming...

4:54 pm  
Blogger Ulf said...

Hi,
Unfortunately I think you are wrong. The sculpture you have shown is not William Reid Dick's "Kelpie".
The original marble sculpture is made by the portugese artist Antonio Teixeira Lopez in 1890. It's title (name) is "Infancia de Caim", which means "Childhood of Cain". The name is "Infancia de Caim", but this is sometimes misprinted as "Infancia de Cain".
The original marble sculpture is presently permanent exibited in a museum established solely to display the works of Antonio Teixeira Lopez, in the city of Porto in Portugal.
You have shown a smaller bronze version of the sculpture. The smaller bronze was sold for GBP 4000,- at Sotheby's 15th Nov 2005.
And as you by now surely have figured out: This is a boy, not a girl. But beautiful nevertheless.
With best regards.
Ulf

8:55 pm  
Blogger Robert said...

Thank you Ulf, I hoped an answer would come and here it is

http://www.mnsr-ipmuseus.pt/coleccoes/escultura/02.html

This requires another post soon!

11:10 pm  

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