Music

Music

Edward Onslow Ford, R. A. (1852-1901)

1890

Bronze

Approximately 60 inches

Exhibited New Gallery, 1890.

"The life-size statue 'Music' is a pendant to the 'Dancing,' which is the central ornament of the atrium at the New Gallery. In both there are to found passages of sound and admirable modelling and piquant adjuncts, such as the curious headresses inspired, it may be assumed, by the similar detail in Mr. Gilbert's 'Enchanted Chair.' In both, however, and especially in the 'Music,' the ensemble is both from a sculptural and a purely decorative standpoint, defective. In particular the fluttering and hanging stuffs with which the frigures are partially draped are cloths rather than draperies; and clothes, to, which have an uncomfortable look of being about to slip away and leave bare the bodies which they half cover." [Magazine of Art, p. 363; illustrated 365]

Scanned image and text by George P. Landow