A Sense of Form: Property from a Private British Collection
1931 - 1978
Nigerian guarea wood
height (excluding base): 36cm.; 14in.
width: 12cm.; 4¾in.
Carved in 1977, the present work is unique.
The sculpture appears sound. The work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
Some very slight abrasions to the extreme lower edges. A few spots of minor surface dirt to creviced areas. An extremely minor vertical split to the wood to the reverse, inherent to the material. Some slight discoloration and occasional nicks and scuffs to the base.
The sculpture is affixed to a painted wooden base.
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Sale, Bonhams, London, 18 November 2009, lot 122, where acquired by the present owner
J. P. Hodin, John Milne: Sculptor. Life and Works, Latymer New Dimensions, London, 1977, no. 9, illustrated n.p.
Paul Davies, The Sculpture of John Milne, Belgrave Gallery, London, 2000, no. JM188, illustrated p. 28