Maquette for the South African War Memorial at Delville Wood by Alfred Turner

Plaquette commemorating the Delville Wood Memorial.


Details

Medium:
Bronze with pale chocolate patination
Dimensions:
23.4 x 16 x 25 cm
Acquired in:
1989
Presented by:
Jessica Turner through The Art Fund

South African National Memorial, 1914-1918. Signed A.T. Part of a collection of 15 works donated to 6 public collections in the UK and Yale Centre for British Art in New Haven, USA. Alfred Turner was one of the most successful sculptors working in England in the first half of the 20th century, but by the late 1980s he had been almost completely forgotten, as has his daughter Winifred. His other daughter Jessica Turner has revived interest in the artists through the distribution of this gift from the artist's studio. The works were all exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and catalogued by Nicholas Penny before distribution to the various museums.

Provenance

Miss Jessica Turner

Venue details

IWM London Lambeth Road, LONDON London SE1 6HZ 020 7416 5000 www.iwm.org.uk

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