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Lynn Chadwick
SITTING WOMAN II
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 137,500 USD
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157
Lynn Chadwick
SITTING WOMAN II
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 137,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Lynn Chadwick
1914 - 2003
SITTING WOMAN II
Inscribed Chadwick and numbered 8/9
Bronze
Height: 35 in.
89 cm
Conceived in 1987.
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Sarah and Daniel Chadwick have kindly confirmed this cast is recorded in the artist’s archives.

Provenance

Berkeley Square Gallery, London
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1995)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Dennis Farr & Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick Sculptor, With a Complete Illustrated Catalogue 1947-1988, Oxford, 1990, no. C63S, illustration of another cast p. 374
Dennis Farr & Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick, Sculptor, With a Complete Illustrated Catalogue 1947-1996, Oxford, 1997, no. C63S, illustrated p. 332
Dennis Farr & Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick Sculptor, With a Complete Illustrated Catalogue 1947-2005, Aldershot, 2006, no. C63S, illustration of another cast p. 377
Dennis Farr & Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick Sculptor, With a Complete Illustrated Catalogue 1947-2005, Farnham, 2014, no. C63S, illustration of another cast p. 374

Catalogue Note

Chadwick hoped to avoid a static quality in his sculpture, and a sense of tension and movement is apparent even in his sitting figures. It was by the presence or absence of rhythmic impulse rather than through conscious cerebral effort that he knew whether a work would be good or not: “If I were to analyse my feelings I should slow myself down. One’s subconsciousness should be left in peace, which itself sustains the feelings themselves. If they had been analysed, my sculptures would seem lifeless” (quoted in Chadwick, The Sculptor and His World, Leiden, 1988, p. 5).

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