The Study of a Girl from Life
Charles Sargeant Jagger
Clay or plaster
Source: McAllister 88
Ann Compton tells us that most of Jagger's figure studies at college were male, and thoroughly masculine in bearing. This one of a girl, a set piece for a Royal Academy travelling scholarship (see Compton 110), is serene without looking at all passive, and Compton describes the work as having "an emphatic symmetry and unity of pose" (17; emphasis added). I. G. McAllister liked it too, finding here "the quality of living flesh" (99).
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