signed with initials, titled and dated 1977 on the underside of the base
height (including Artist's base): 22cm.; 8¾in.
Conceived and carved in 1977, the present work is unique.
The sculpture appears sound. There is a very slight inconsistency to the surface of the slate around the right edge at the front that appears inherent to the slate. There are a small number of tiny nicks to the extreme edges and the base, only visible upon close inspection. There is a very small square of what appears to be a historic infill, only visible upon close inspection, to the reverse. There may be some light surface dust to the work. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
The work is attached to the Artist's slate base.
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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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The Family of the Artist
Bath, Festival Gallery, Denis Mitchell, April 1978, cat. no.45;
St Ives, Wills Lane Gallery (details untraced);
London, Gillian Jason Gallery, Denis Mitchell, 11th July - 10th August 1990, cat. no.24.
We are grateful to the Artist's Estate for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.