Head of a Baby
16.0 x 18.3 x 14.1 cms
Cast inscription to back for Reid Dick’s mould makers: Smith/Moulds/15 Kentish Town Rd/London/ No. 2
The Scottish sculptor Sir William Reid Dick RA is best known for his monumental works, particularly war memorials and commercial works in the city of London. However, he also created delicate and intimate portrait pieces, such as this. A marble portrait head of his new-born son, entitled Dawn, (also produced in bronze) is in the collection of Tate Britain. Made in 1921, it seems to have set a pattern, with portraits of his two daughters as babies appearing during the 1920s. Reid Dick’s archive is held in the Tate Archive.