FREDERICK EDWARD MCWILLIAM, R.A.
signed with initials and numbered 2/5
38 by 49cm., 15 by 19½in.
Cast in 1961, the present work is number 2 in an edition of 5
The work appears in very good overall condition. The white accretions are original plaster from the casting process and should therefore be left intact. The paler golden patch near the casting plugs is also likely to be an original feature.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Treadway, Cincinnati, 7 April 2019, lot 3
London, Waddington Galleries, F.E. McWilliam, 1961;
Belfast, Ulster Museum, F.E. McWilliam Retrospective, Arts Council of Ireland touring exhibition, 1981, no.45 (illustrated in exh. cat., p.44);
Londonderry, Gordon Gallery, 1987;
Dublin, Solomon Gallery, 1995;
Banbridge, The F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, F.E. McWilliam at Banbridge, 2008 (illustrated in exh. cat., p.72);
Drogheda, Highlanes Gallery, F.E. McWilliam at Banbridge, 2009
Roland Penrose, McWilliam, London, 1964, no.83, illustrated;
Derry Journal, 7 April 1987;
Denise Ferran and Valerie Holman, The Sculpture of F.E. McWilliam, Farnham, 2012, no.223, p.132, illustrated