Physical energy

Renowned Victorian artist and sculptor, GF Watts (1817-1904), made his last submission to the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in 1904, the year of his death.  It was a bronze cast of his Physical Energy plaster model, a striking equestrian sculpture.

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Royal Academy,  London,  January 2018

113 years later, a new bronze cast of that piece stands back at the Royal Academy, welcoming all who enter the courtyard on Piccadilly.

 


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 14 January 2018

Posted as part of My Sunday Photo

10 thoughts on “Physical energy

    1. No, I hadn’t heard of it until the background reading on this one. This latest cast was commissioned by them and will move to its permanent home at Compton. Have you Sue, and is it good?

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