CHILDREN BY THE SEA
height: 44.5cm.; 17½in.
width: 49.5cm.; 19½in.
Conceived in 1953, the present work is from the intended edition of 8.
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The work appears sound. There is one slight abrasion to the top of the central figure's head. The surface is uneven in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There is casting residue to the work, in line with the Artist's working methods. There is some minor light rubbing to protruding edges, including to the hands, the top of the heads, and the ridges at the back. There is some surface dirt to the work, especially in creviced areas. There are one or two possible tiny casting imperfections and scuffs to the surface of the work. This excepting, the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
The work has an integral Artist's base and is free standing.
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Acquired by the present owner's grandparents circa 1960 and thence by family descent
Marilyn Robb Trier, 'Art News from Chicago', Art News, May 1955, illustrated pp.10, 58 (another cast);
Roland Penrose, Kenneth Armitage, Bodensee-Verlag, Amriswil, 1960, illustrated pl.10 (another cast);
A.M. Hammacher, Modern English Sculpture, Thames & Hudson, London, 1967, illustrated pl.120 (another cast);
Tamsyn Woollcombe (ed.), Kenneth Armitage Life and Work, Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, London, 1997, cat. no.KA42, p.143;
James Scott and Claudia Milburn, The Sculpture of Kenneth Armitage, Lund Humphries, London, 2016, cat. no.43, pp.40-1, illustrated pp.39, 100 (another cast).
Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago, An Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings by Young British Sculptors, 2nd - 29th March 1955 (another cast);
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans - Van Beuningen, Kenneth Armitage / William Scott, 3rd - 30th June 1959, cat. no.6 (another cast);
London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Kenneth Armitage, July – August 1959, cat. no.14 (another cast);
Chicago, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, From Blast to Pop: Aspects of Modern British Art, 1915-1965, 17th April - 15th June 1997, cat. no.55, p.81 (another cast).