The Return of the Prodigal,” by Charles Sargeant Jagger. Sanguine chalk. Drawing of an illustration of that title. I. G. McAllister finds this "full ot strength and dramatic feeling; indeed it has the quality that touches the highest human emotions" (96). It is described by McAllister as a "design for a relief" (85), but it is not known whether such a relief was ever executed. It does not appear in the catalogue at the end of Ann Compton's book on the sculptor. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

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Compton, Ann. The Sculpture of Charles Sargeant Jagger. Much Hadham, Herts: The Henry Moore Foundation; Aldershot: Lund Humphries, 2004.

McAllister, I. G. "Rising British Sculptor: Charles Sargeant Jagger." Studio International. Vol. 54 (Nov. 1914-Feb.1915): 84-99. Internet Archive. Contributed by Robarts Library, University of Toronto. Web. 2 June 2017.

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