Dimensions:H: 22cm (8.7")
Charles Leonard Hartwell RA, FRBS, RBC 1873-1951 - "An Ally", a beautiful sculpture of a young woman with swaddled infant on her back, she holds a leafy fan, its stalk visible beneath her right arm, bronze with green patination, signed at the base and with label on the green baize covered bottom inscribed with artist and title, ebonized octagonal wooden base, 30 cm high overall.
The piece is in good order wih the type of patination one would expect on something of this age.
Hartwell was born in Blackheath, London, in 1873. He attended the City and Guilds School in Kennington and won a silver medal for sculpture. From 1896 he attended the Royal Academy Schools and won silver and bronze medals. He also received private tuition from the sculptors Edward Onslow Ford and Hamo Thornycroft. From 1900 he exhibited at the Royal Academy; he was elected Associate of the Royal Academy in 1915 and a Member of the Royal Academy in 1925. In 1929 he won the Royal British Society of Sculptors' silver medal for the sculpture 'The Goatherd's Daughter'. He lived in London and later at Aldwick in West Sussex. He died in 1951. see Wikipedia.org
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