Peace

Edward Onslow Ford, 1887 - 1889

WAG 4213

About this object

Peace is represented by a young girl with a dove and the palm branch of victory, standing on the armour of war. All the symbols are individually conventional enough. However giving them to a very naturalistic modelled nude young woman in an unusual and vivacious pose is an example of the new approach to allegory for which the 'New Sculpture' was famous.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Edward Onslow Ford (British: English, born:1852-07-27, died:1901-12-23)
  • Date
    1887 - 1889
  • Materials
    Bronze
  • Measurements
    height: 183 cm
  • Physical description
    A statue is a young girl holding a palm branch and dove on a base of armour.
  • Related people
    Edward Onslow Ford (Artist/maker, previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 4213
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1891
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Edward Onslow Ford

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1891
    Disposal method: Sold to the Walker Art Gallery
Object view = Fine Art
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