The Study of a Girl from Life

Charles Sargeant Jagger

c.1913

Clay or plaster

Source: McAllister 88

Ann Compton tells us that most of Jagger's figure studies at college were male, and thoroughly masculine in bearing. This one of a girl, a set piece for a Royal Academy travelling scholarship (see Compton 110), is serene without looking at all passive, and Compton describes the work as having "an emphatic symmetry and unity of pose" (17; emphasis added). I. G. McAllister liked it too, finding here "the quality of living flesh" (99).

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