FRANK DOBSON, R.A. | BATHER, STUDY FOR TOILET
FRANK DOBSON, R.A. | BATHER, STUDY FOR TOILET
FRANK DOBSON, R.A. | BATHER, STUDY FOR TOILET
FRANK DOBSON, R.A. | BATHER, STUDY FOR TOILET
FRANK DOBSON, R.A. | BATHER, STUDY FOR TOILET
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FRANK DOBSON, R.A. | BATHER, STUDY FOR TOILET

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

FRANK DOBSON, R.A. | BATHER, STUDY FOR TOILET

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Sold:10,000GBP
(5 bids, reserve met)

Description

FRANK DOBSON, R.A.

1888-1963

BATHER, STUDY FOR TOILET


signed Dobson (on the terracotta base)

terracotta

height: 16.5cm., 6½in.

Executed circa 1939.


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Condition Report

The sculpture appears sound. The surface of the sculpture is textured in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There are a few tiny pits to the surface, most likely in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There is some very minor rubbing to protrouding areas, including to the top of the head. There is light surface dirt in places, most visible to the crevices. This excepting the work appears in excellent overall condition.


The sculpture has an integral Artist's terracotta base and is freestanding.


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Provenance

Christie's Paris, 17 October 2007, lot 173

Literature

Thomas Wade Earp, Frank Dobson, Sculptor, 1945, pl.29

Exhibited

London, Daniel Katz Gallery, True and Pure: Frank Dobson and Eric Gill Drawing from Life, 19 January - 26 February 2016, cat. no.20, p.77, illustrated pp.48-9

FRANK DOBSON, R.A. | BATHER, STUDY FOR TOILET
FRANK DOBSON, R.A. | BATHER, STUDY FOR TOILET
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