LYNN CHADWICK, R.A.
PAIR OF STANDING FIGURES
both indistinctly stamped with Artist's monogram, numbered 707S and 7/8 and dated '75
height: 31.5cm.; 12½in. (and smaller)
Conceived in 1975, the present work is number 7 from the edition of 8.
The sculptures appear sound. Male figure: The surface is uneven, in keeping with the Artist's working methods and material. There is evidence of casting residue to creviced areas. There is a probably casting imperfection to the upper left proper leg, with possible more minor instances elsewhere. There is some minor rubbing to the sculpture in places, including to the extremities of the winged elements. There are some minor scuffs to the tips of the three legs and tips of the winged elements. There are some nicks to the edges of the polished face, some light scratches, and one or two handling marks. There is light surface dirt to creviced areas. Female figure: The surface is uneven, in-keeping with the Artist's working method and material. The back leg is slightly bent. There is evidence of casting residue in creviced areas. There is some slight rubbing to the sculpture, largely to protruding areas. There are minor scuffs to the tips of the legs and to the edges of the polished face. There is evidence of possible oxidization to the back of the polished head. There are one or two very tiny nicks to the polished face and light handling marks. There is possible light surface dirt to creviced areas. This excepting, the works appear in very good overall condition.
The sculptures are free-standing.
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Dennis Hotz Gallery, Johannesburg, where acquired by the present owners
Edinburgh, Mercury Gallery, Lynn Chadwick, February - March 1983 (another cast).
Dennis Farr and Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick: Sculptor, Complete Illustrated Catalogue 1947-2003, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2014, cat. no.707S, illustrated p.316.
We are grateful to the Artist's Estate for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.