Kathleen Scott, Baroness Kennet (1878-1947)
Bronze, dark green and mid green patination
27 inches (66 cm.)
Laus Deo was originally conceived as a life size monumenr, the present example is a vety rare teduction made for the sculpture collector. While the work clearly reflects Scott's sculpture of Youth made in 1920, at the Scott Polar Institute in Cambridge, there is a simple joy of living to this simplet work. Stephen Gwynn comments on his book of the sculptures of the sculptress "A Getsure of exultation is carried here to the uttermost — the farthest reach of response to a message from outside and above."
Photograph and text courtesy Robert Bowman
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