DAME BARBARA HEPWORTH
ORPHEUS (MAQUETTE I)
brass with strings
height (including base): 51 cm.; 20 in.
Conceived in 1956, the present work is number 8 from the edition of 8.
We are grateful to Dr Sophie Bowness for her kind assistance with the cataloguing apparatus for the present work, which will feature in her forthcoming revised catalogue raisonné of the Artist's sculpture as cat. no. BH221.
Gimpel Fils, London, where acquired by the previous owner, 1975
By whom gifted to the present owner in 2019
J.P. Hodin, Barbara Hepworth, Lund Humphries, London, 1961, no. 221, p. 169
London, Gimpel Fils, Barbara Hepworth: 50 sculptures from 1935 to 1970, 7 October - 15 November 1975 (another cast)
Valencia, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Barbara Hepworth, 2 September - 14 November 2004, illustrated p. 173 (another cast)