Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Post-War British Art


Lynn Chadwick, R.A.
signed with stamp, dated 70, numbered 595 and 6/6 and also indistinctly numbered
height: 56.5cm.; 22¼in.
Conceived in 1970 and cast by 1973, the present work is number 6 from the edition of 6.
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Acquired from Adler & Conkright by the present owner, circa 1980


Gloucester, City Art Gallery, Lynn Chadwick, September - October 1972, with tour to City Art Gallery, Plymouth (another cast).


Georges Peillex, Werk, Vol.58, cat. no.12, December 1971, p.50;
Nico Koster and Paul Levine, Lynn Chadwick: The Sculptor and His World, SMD Informatief, Spruyt, Van Mantgem & De Does b.v., Leiden, 1988, cat. no.50, p.845;
Dennis Farr and Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick Sculptor, With a Complete Illustrated Catalogue 1947-2003, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2014, cat. no.595, illustrated p.271 (another cast).

Catalogue Note

‘It seems to me that art must be the manifestation of some vital force coming from the dark, caught by the imagination and translated by the artist's ability and skill… Whatever the final shape, the force behind it is…indivisible’ (Lynn Chadwick, quoted in Jane Buck and Claude Koenig, Lynn Chadwick : ‘Coming from the Dark’, Cotswold Printing Company, Chalford, 2003, p.3)

We are grateful to The Estate of Lynn Chadwick for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.

Modern & Post-War British Art