St John the Baptist
Created by Arnold Machin
Usually date of exhibition rather than production
Object class: sculpture
Object type: half figure
Material: processed and vegetal - terracotta
Description: The head and upper body of St John the Baptist as a child. The figure is shown praying with hands clasped.
Notes: This work was made around the time that Machin spent a year in prison as a conscientious objector.
Makers, Owners and Exhibitors
Owned by Tate Gallery
Catalogue number: N05444. Purchased
Tate online: Art and Artists (previously General Collection)
http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=9099&searchid=14179 (accessed 2 September 2010)
Citing this record
'St John the Baptist', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/object.php?id=ann_1283443113, accessed 25 Apr 2014]