Active 1920 – 1960
Two Youths Playing on a Beach
Signed & dated 1934
Stock Number: mrs375/sum11
Height: 25.75 ins / 65.41 cms
Width: 24 ins / 60.96 cms
Depth: 8.5 ins / 21.59 cms
Price: On application
An interesting bronze of two youths playing on a beach, with one mischievously pulling the other on a towel, it has a real sense of movement and spontaneity, with a dark green patination and on a green marble base.
The bronze was featured on the Antiques Roadshow in January 2000, after the broadcast a viewer (James Danielli) recognised the sculpture because he was the model for the recumbent boy at age 11. He knew Erica Lee and her mentor Sir William Dick well, and said the sculpture was a good likeness of him.
The wooden plinth is associated to the bronze but is available if required.
Erica Lee was born in Manchester in the late 19th Century, she studied under E.Whitney Smith and Sir William Dick and exhibited no less than 43 times at the Royal Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy, the Glasgow Institute and other provincial galleries, and the Salon des Artistes Francais. She specialised in heads, busts and portrait reliefs, in terra cotta and bronze and was a member of the Society of Portrait Sculptures. She was active in the inter-war period.