Physical Energy by George Frederic Watts

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George Frederic Watts, R.A., 1817-1904, Physical Energy. Bronze. 17 inches. Collection L. Lewis, Esq,.

This reduced version of the bronze equestrian statue exhited at the Royal Academy in 1904 was cast posthumously. The sculptor began a colossal equestrian statue of Hugh Lupus in 1870, completing it eleven years later. He continued this theme in Physical Energy, which was erected in Kensington Gardens, 1908. [British Sculpture 1850-1914, p. 35.]

References

British Sculpture 1850-1914. A loan exhibition of sculpture and medals sponsored by The Victorian Society. London: Fine Art Society, 1968. no. 188

Blunt, Wilfred. "England's Michaelangelo": A Biography of George Frederic Watts, Om., R.A. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1975..

Read, Benedict. Victorian Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.


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