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Hounds in Leash 1888-9 by Harry Bates 1850-1899

Hounds in Leash 1888-9 Harry Bates 1850-1899 Presented by Lord Wemyss 1899 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N01767

Dimensions: 1160 x 2200 x 1080 mm

Plaster. © Tate London 2014 Available under a CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported) licence

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Gosford House version (bronze). 

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Hounds in Leash by Harry Bates, A.R.A. Bronze, Commissioned by Lord Wemyss for the forecourt of Gosford House, near Longniddry, East Lothian.

Text and photographs: Robert Freidus.

Left: Rear view. Right: View with Gosford House behind

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the hunter

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Hounds in Leash by Harry Bates, A.R.A. 1889. Bronze. Height 15 inches; base 27 inches. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Acquired from the Handley-Read Collection, 1973. According to the Fine Art Society 1968 exhibition catalogue, Bates exhibited a plaster version at the Royal Academy in 1889 and bronze one in 1891. Tate Britain has a plaster version. Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. (Source)

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more images here & here

the Display caption from the Tate reads:

The Earl of Wemyss and March commissioned this sculpture in bronze to be placed outside his home, Gosford House in East Lothian, after it was rebuilt. Apart from his interest in field sports, and his career in politics, the Earl was also an amateur sculptor. He and his family were active patrons of modern art. In choosing Bates, he turned to one of the most advanced British sculptors, a former pupil of Dalou and Rodin. Bates, at the end of his short life, was interested in classical subjects, and this athlete echoes models by Michelangelo. It was studied from the life, and one of the Great Danes died while clamped into position. (September 2004).

“It was studied from the life, and one of the Great Danes died while clamped into position”.

It’s a magnificent piece of art

yet, this phrase:

“one of the Great Danes died while clamped into position”

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