Gilbert Bayes

Gilbert Bayes

The National Patronage of Sculpture

This January's auction of The Hancock Collection featured a lovely bronze statuette produced in 1918 of Gilbert Bayes' emotive work, ANATKH (Destiny).

British sculptor Gilbert Bayes (1872-1953) rose to prominence in tandem with a burgeoning demand for the arts. In the wake of WWI, there emerged a desire to erect commemorative statues which symbolised the trauma of war and the tragic loss of life.

 

GILBERT BAYES (BRITISH 1872-1953) 'ANATKH' (DESTINY), 1918LOT 64 | § GILBERT BAYES (BRITISH 1872-1953) | 'ANATKH' (DESTINY), 1918 | Sold for £35,200*

 

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Bayes' workshop was at the forefront of the public's stimulation of a war memorial movement, representing one of the greatest examples of national patronage of sculpture. Exhibitions were held at the Victoria & Albert Museum and Royal Academy to aid local communities and regions in their choice of sculptors, materials and subject matter.

 

GILBERT BAYES

 

Bayes’ emotive work, Destiny, was shown at the Royal Academy in 1916, and subsequently used as the centrepiece for the Ramsgate War Memorial. This bronze statuette of this model was produced later in 1918.

 


 

Auction Information

 

THE HANCOCK COLLECTION

Wednesday 25 January 2023 | Edinburgh & Online

 

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