DAME BARBARA HEPWORTH
PIERCED ROUND FORM
numbered 6/10 on the underside; also numbered 6/10 on the Artist's wooden base
height (including base): 22.5cm.; 8¾in.; height (excluding base): 14.5cm.; 5¾in.
width: 14cm.; 5½in.
Conceived in 1959 and cast in bronze by the St Just Foundry in 1959-60, the present work is number 6 from the edition of 10.
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The sculpture appears sound. The sculpture has been re-polished by Tessa Jackson. There is some slight pitting to the lower frontal area, and a few instances elsewhere, in keeping with the Artist's working method. There is a tiny casting imperfection to the extreme right edge with one or two further more minor instances elsewhere, only visible upon close inspection. There is a very faint scratch to the extreme left edge. This excepting, the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
The work is attached to the Artist's wooden base by one bolt.
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Gimpel Fils, London, where acquired by the father of the present owner, 14th November 1960, and thence by family descent
J.P. Hodin, Barbara Hepworth, Lund Humphries, London, 1961, cat. no.272.
Nancy, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Barbara Hepworth, 12th January - 1st April 2006, cat. no.38, p.130, illustrated p.88 (another cast);
Texas, McNay Art Museum, Tom Slick: International Art Collector, 10th June - 13th September 2009 (this cast).
Other casts from the edition are in the collection of The British Council and The Arts Club of Chicago.
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.BH272.