English War time bronze by Charles Leonard Hartwell RA named ‘An Ally’ circa 1945. The bronze delicately cast with a green patination modelled as a woman swaddling her child with a leaf in her spare hand. Signed to the bronze disc base C L Hartwell upon an ebony wood octagonal stand.
Lot Reference: Hartwell was born in Blackheath, London, in 1873. He attended the City and Guilds School in Kennington and won a silver medal for sculpture. From 1896 he attended the Royal Academy Schools and won silver and bronze medals. He also received private tuition from the sculptors Edward Onslow Ford and Hamo Thornycroft. From 1900 he exhibited at the Royal Academy; he was elected Associate of the Royal Academy in 1915 and a Member of the Royal Academy in 1925. In 1929 he won the Royal British Society of Sculptors’ silver medal for the sculpture ‘The Goatherd’s Daughter’. He lived in London and later at Aldwick in West Sussex. He died in 1951.
Lot Notes: Amongst Hartwell’s greatest works are sculptures such as the St Mary-le-bone War Memorial, The Goatherd’s Daughter and Memorial to Admiral Arthur Phillip in London, George and the dragon in Newcastle, Bronze statue of Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker in Perak, Malaysia, 1904 Bronze Sculpture of a sergeant in Doornkop South Africa and The Bugler in Brighton which are still on show today.
Measurements: 30.5cm High x 10.5cm Wide x 10.5cm Deep