Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Post-War British Art


Dame Barbara Hepworth
signed, dated 1963, numbered 5/9 and stamped with foundry mark
height (excluding wooden base): 34cm.; 13½in.
Conceived and cast in 1963, the present work is number 5 from the edition of 9 + 0.
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Gift to Penwith Society Raffle, June 1970
Private Collection, won at Penwith Society Raffle, 19th December 1970
Sale, Sotheby’s London, 14th July 1971, lot 178
Alwin Gallery, London, where acquired by a Private Collection
Sale, Sotheby's New York, 7th October 1987, lot 228, where acquired by the present owner


Zurich, Gimpel-Hanover Galerie, Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture and Drawings, November 1963 - January 1964, cat. no.20 (another cast);
London, Gimpel Fils, Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture and Drawings, June 1964, cat. no.20 (another cast);
St Ives, Penwith Society of Arts, Penwith Summer Exhibition, Summer 1964, cat. no.14 (another cast);
Copenhagen, Kunstforeningen, Barbara Hepworth: Retrospective 1935-64, organised by the British Council, 24th September - 18th October 1964, cat. no.28 (another cast), with tour to Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Ateneum, Helsinki; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Basel and Turin;
Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller (Rietveld Pavilion), Beeldouwwerken en tekeningen van Barbara Hepworth, 8th May - 18th July 1965, cat. no.42 (another cast);
Basel, Kunsthalle, Barbara Hepworth, September - October 1965, cat. no.27, illustrated (another cast), with tour to Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe and Museum Folkwang, Essen;
Turin, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Barbara Hepworth, October - November 1965, cat. no.35, (another cast);
New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Barbara Hepworth, April - May 1966, cat. no.12 (another cast);
Bath, Bath Festival Gallery, St Ives Group, 2nd Exhibition, June 1969, cat. no.4 (another cast);
Japan, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Barbara Hepworth Exhibition 1970, June - September 1970, cat. no.15, illustrated (another cast), with tour to Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto;
St Ives, Penwith, Penwith Autumn Exhibition, Autumn 1978, cat. no.1 (another cast);
New York, Marlborough Gallery, Barbara Hepworth: Carvings and Bronzes, 5th May - 29th June 1979, cat. no.22, illustrated (another cast);
New York, Wildenstein Gallery, Barbara Hepworth: Sculptures from the Estate, 8th October - 30th November 1996, un-numbered exhibition, illustrated (another cast);
London, Robert Sandelson, Barbara Hepworth, 9th November 2001 - 5th January 2002, un-numbered exhibition, illustrated (another cast);
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Carved Cast Constructed: British Sculpture 1951-1991, October - November 2017, cat. no.3, illustrated (another cast).


'Barbara Hepworth: The Artist and Her Work', Bijutsu Techo, August 1970, vol. 22, cat. no.331, illustrated p.6 (another cast);
Alan Bowness (ed.), The Complete Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth 1960-69, Lund Humphries, London, 1971, p.36, cat. no.BH336, illustrated pl.63 (plaster cast);
Janet Axten, Gasworks to Gallery: The Story of Tate St Ives, Janet Axten and Colin Orchard, St Ives, Cornwall, 1995, illustrated p.24 (photograph of Penwith Summer Exhibition, 1964, another cast);
Sophie Bowness (ed.), Barbara Hepworth, The Plasters, The Gift to Wakefield, Lund Humphries in association with The Hepworth Wakefield, Farnham, 2011, p.136, cat. no.21, illustrated pp.136, 137 (plaster cast).

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Dr Sophie Bowness for her kind assistance with the cataloguing apparatus of the present work, which will feature in her forthcoming revised catalogue raisonné of the Artist's sculpture as BH336.

Modern & Post-War British Art