Sir William Reid Dick, R.A. 1878 - 1961
The Child
Photo: R.A./Paul Highnam
© Royal Academy of Arts, London
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The Child, 1927
Bianco del mare, 585 X 190 X 345 X 37.55 kg
Diploma Work given by Sir William Reid Dick, R.A., accepted 1929
03/1711
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Although perhaps best known for monumental architectural sculptures, memorials and official portraits, William Reid Dick’s imaginative sculptural compositions ran parallel with public commissions throughout his career. He exhibited his Diploma work ‘The Child’ at the Royal Academy in 1929 two years after exhibiting another statuette of the same title. The statuette emerged as a popular and accessible form of sculpture in the late nineteenth century. Reid Dick, a successor to the New Sculpture Movement, regularly exhibited statuettes at the Royal Academy, perhaps his most famous being ‘The Catapult’ (1911) a cast of which was purchased by Queen Mary in 1915.

This work is currently on display in the Royal Academy Restaurant


The Child
Photo: R.A./Paul Highnam
© Royal Academy of Arts, London
Click here to order image/reproduction rights
 
The Child, 1927
Bianco del mare, 585 X 190 X 345 X 37.55 kg
Diploma Work given by Sir William Reid Dick, R.A., accepted 1929
03/1711
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