Left to right: (a) The whole sketch. (b) The subject himself. (c) Cherubs holding some modelling tools.

A Maker of Modelling Tools, from a drawing in lead-pencil by Charles Sargeant Jagger, 1914. Source: McAllister 95. I. G. McAllister says that the sketch "of Francis, an old toolmaker, was hastily done in a few minutes, just on the spur of the moment, when the model happened to be reading a paper in the college hall" (96). Every detail here is wonderfully exact and sympathetic, and of course Jagger has added his own whimsical, imaginative touches, showing a live model and a skeleton on one side, and cherubs or putti holding some of the tools on the other side.

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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. 3 June 2017.

Created 3 June 2017