Dimensions: 1160 x 2200 x 1080 mm
Plaster. © Tate London 2014 Available under a CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported) licence
Gosford House version (bronze).
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
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)
the Display caption from the Tate reads:
“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”