Lot 34
  • 34

Michael Ayrton

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • Michael Ayrton
  • Oracle, Version 1
  • bronze
  • height: 41.5cm.;16┬╝in.
  • Conceived in 1962 and cast in an edition of 6.

Exhibited

London, Grosvenor Gallery, Michael Ayrton, Bronzes, Paintings, Collages and Drawings, 1962-1964, 29th April - 30th May 1964, cat. no.9 (another cast).

Literature

Michael Ayrton and C.P. Snow, Michael Ayrton, Drawings and Sculpture, Cory, Adams and Mackay, London, 1962, cat. no.127, illustrated (wax version);
Peter Cannon-Brookes, Michael Ayrton, An Illustrated Commentary, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham, 1978, cat. no.175, illustrated p.100 (another cast).

Condition

Structurally sound. There is minor surface dirt to the crevices, and traces of casting residue apparent, but this excepting the work appears in excellent overall condition. Housed on a 3cm. high black wooden plinth. Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
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