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Lot 302
  • 302

Barbara Hepworth

Estimate
45,000 - 55,000 USD
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Description

  • Barbara Hepworth
  • Two Figures (Blue Grey)
  • Signed Barbara Hepworth and dated 1951 (lower left); signed, titled, inscribed with the medium and dimensions and dated 1951 (on the verso)
  • Oil wash and pencil on card

  • 20 by 15 in.
  • 51 by 38.2 cm

Provenance

Denys Sutton, London (acquired in 1959)
Laing Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Canada (acquired from the above)
Thence by descent

Exhibited

London, Lefevre Gallery, Hepworth Exhibition, 1952, no. 31
Toronto, Art Gallery of Toronto, An Exhibition of the Work by Barbara Hepworth on the Occasion of the Gift of Her Work, Torso I (Ulysses) 1958 From the Friends of Sculpture, 1964, no. 14

Literature

J. P. Hodin, Barbara Hepworth, London, 1959
Alan Bowness, Barbara Hepworth, Drawings from a Painter's Landscape, New York, 1966

Condition

Executed on card, taped into a window mat at two places on the upper edge of the verso. Some surface rubbing with a few associated losses on extreme lower edge. One inch tear o sheet near centre of top edge. Small pin dot surface nicks below the right figures face. Surface maybe slightly dirty, otherwise in good condition.
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