Lot 313
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Frank Dobson

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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  • Frank Dobson
  • Kneeling Female Figure
  • lead
  • height 25.5cm., 10in.


Private Collection, Japan, by early 1920s
Sale, Sotheby's London, 21 November 1962, lot 211, as Kneeling Figure, sold for 50gns
Edward and Millicent Carew-Shaw


London, Leicester Galleries, Frank Dobson, Sculpture and Drawings, November 1921, no.172, as Kneeling Figure (this version);
London, Arts Council Gallery, Frank Dobson: Memorial Exhibition, 22 June - 23 July 1966, no.1 (replacement version);
Cambridge, Kettle's Yard, True and Pure Sculpture, 1981, no.3 (replacement version).



Neville Jason and Lisa Thompson-Pharoah, The Sculpture of Frank Dobson, The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, London, no.4 illustrated pp.49 and 118 (replacement version illustrated). 

Catalogue Note

Executed in 1919. When the present work was originally sold to a Private Collector in Japan, Dobson produced another almost identical replacement version also titled Kneeling Female Figure. There are two related drawings in the Rutherston Collection, Manchester CIty Art Gallery.