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Details & Cataloguing

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Dame Barbara Hepworth
1903-1975
SCULPTURE WITH COLOUR
signed with initials, dated 1940, numbered 2/9 and inscribed with foundry mark on the base
bronze with string
height (including base): 10cm.; 4in.
Conceived in 1940 and cast in bronze in 1964, the present work is number 2 from the edition of 9, plus 1 Artist's Cast.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the Artist by Giorgio Taverniti, November 1968
His sale, Sotheby’s London, 26th April 1972, lot 204
Gimpel Fils, London
Joseph Wolpe Fine Art, Cape Town, where acquired by the present owner, August 1975

Exhibited

London, Marlborough Fine Art & Marlborough New London Gallery, Art In Britain 1930-40 Centred Around Axis, Circle, Unit One, March – April 1965, (ex. cat., another cast);
London, Tate, Barbara Hepworth, April – May 1968 (another cast);
Plymouth, City Art Gallery, Barbara Hepworth, June – August 1970, cat. no.12 (another cast);
London, Gimpel Fils, Barbara Hepworth: 50 Sculptures from 1935 to 1970,  October – November 1975, cat. no.5 (another cast);
Zurich, Gimpel-Hanover & André Emmerich Galerien, Barbara Hepworth - Ben Nicholson: Ein Dialog (A Dialogue), November 1978 – January 1979, cat. no.9 (another cast).

Literature

Mervyn Levy, ‘Art for poor eyes’, The Daily Telegraph Supplement, June 1966, illustrated (another cast);
Anthony Davies, ‘Learning from the Masters’, Coventry Evening Telegraph, 3rd March 1972, illustrated (another cast).

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Dr Sophie Bowness for her kind assistance with the cataloguing apparatus for the present work, which will feature in her forthcoming revised catalogue raisonné of the Artist's sculpture as cat. no.BH117F.

 

Modern & Post-War British Art

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