stamped with initials, date 78 and number 6; signed with initials, titled, dated 1978and numbered 6/7 on the underside of the base
bronze on a slate base
height (including base): 37cm.; 14½in.
Conceived in 1976, the present work is number 3 from the edition of 7, plus 1 Artist's Cast.
The sculpture appears sound. There are minor pits across the surface, most of which are in keeping with the Artist's intentions. There are flecks of oxidation in the majority of these pits. There are some tiny nicks and scuffs to the polished areas only visible upon close inspection. This excepting, the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
The work is secured to the Artist's slate base.
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The Family of the Artist
London, Marjorie Parr Gallery, 1977 (details untraced, another cast);
London, Alwin Gallery, 1977 (details untraced, another cast);
Bath, Festival Gallery, Denis Mitchell Sculptures 1950-1978, April 1978, cat. no.42 (another cast);
Dublin, Bridge Gallery, Denis Mitchell and Friends, January 1997 (un-numbered exhibition, another cast).