This bronze of 1910 is a work by Robert Tait McKenzie and represents a very beautiful naked relay rider in the idealized Greek style but with a very modern physiognomy. The haircut is very dandy from the beginning of the 20th century and is the main element that places this sculpture in an Art Deco lineage (1910–∼ 1930.). Robert Tait McKenzie, educator, sculptor, orthopedic surgeon, author (Almonte, Canada W May 26, 1867; in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 28, 1938). He was a student at McGill University 1885-1892, and became well known for his rehabilitation methods that he developed as a physician during the First World War.
Like Jean d’Aire,a Rodin’s bronze, this sculpture is housed in the MMFA (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts) lost in the main hall of the old part of the museum where almost no one goes.