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Frederick Edward McWilliam
1909 - 1992
MOTHER AND CHILDREN

signed McW


mixed alloys, bronze and iron oxide patina and wire
height: 54cm.; 21¼in.
Executed in 1953.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the Artist at his London studio by the present owner on 13th January 1990

Literature

Denise Ferran, F.E. McWilliam at Banbridge, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, 2008, illustrated p.12.

Catalogue Note

A copy of the original receipt, hand-written by the artist on his stationary, in which McWilliam refers to Mother and Children as 'original' is available from the vendor.

We are grateful to Sarah Gretton, daughter of the artist, and Dr Denise Ferran, for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of this lot. Sarah Gretton has confirmed that this work, along with other works of this early period, were not always fully documented. The present work is to be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonne to be published by Lund Humphries, in association with the Henry Moore Foundation, and currently being prepared by Dr Denise Ferran.

Dr Ferran has dated this sculpture to 1953. She further notes that Mother and Children is modelled in the style of McWilliam's Patriarch and Eve, but whereas Eve is pregnant and about to give birth, Mother and Children is an Eve figure with two children.

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