signed, titled, dated 1967 and dedicated on the underside of the base
height (including Artist's base): 82cm.; 32¼in.
Conceived and cast in 1967, the present work is unique.
The sculpture appears sounds. There is some slight discolouration to the surface of the metal towards where the sculpture joins the base, visible upon close inspection, with one or two further more minor isolated instances. There is an extremely minor scratch to the narrow straight edge near the base with one or two possible further more minor instances elsewhere. There are one or two minor instances of pitting or casting imperfections to the surface of the aluminium. There is light surface dust and a few spots of surface matter in places. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
The work is attached to the Artist's slate base.
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The Family of the Artist
Bristol, Arnolfini Gallery, Denis Mitchell, 25th March - 26th April 1967, cat. no.16;
London, Marjorie Parr Gallery, Small Sculpture, 1967 (details untraced);
Edinburgh, Richard Demarco Gallery, Denis Mitchell, 25th July - 12th August 1968, cat. no.21;
St Ives, Penwith Galleries, Summer Exhibition, 1967 (details untraced);
London, Peter Hyde Fine Arts (details untraced).