Property from an Important Private Collection, Chicago
DAME BARBARA HEPWORTH
1903 - 1975
SMALL FORM (NOVEMBER)
height (including base): 20cm.; 7¾in.; height (excluding base): 14cm.; 5½in.
width: 8cm.; 3in.
Carved in 1962, the present work is unique.
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 no. BH323.
The sculpture appears sound. The work appears to be in excellent overall condition. The work has recently had a light clean by Felix Thornton Jones.
The piece exhibits some natural veining and occlusions, inherent to the material. These intrinsic elements are visible in a few very fine lines of veining, including to the upper edge at right and to the reverse. There are one or two extremely minor nicks, including to the reverse in the upper half and to the right side of the sculpture (possibly inherent). A short, fine abrasion to the front, beneath the upper opening.
The work is attached to the original wooden base which has a few minor scuffs and nicks to surfaces and is in overall very good condition.
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Gifted by the Artist to Abbé Dominique de Grunne, June 1964
Marlborough Galleries, London, where acquired by the family of the present owner, probably, in the early 1970s, and thence by descent
London, Tate, Barbara Hepworth, 3 April - 19 May 1968, no. 127, p. 59