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Frederick Edward McWilliam, R.A.

Maquette for Elisabeth Frink

Frederick Edward McWilliam, R.A.

Frederick Edward McWilliam, R.A.

Maquette for Elisabeth Frink

Maquette for Elisabeth Frink

This lot has been withdrawn

Property from a Distinguished British Collection

Frederick Edward McWilliam, R.A.

1909 - 1992

Maquette for Elisabeth Frink


signed MCW. and numbered 4/5 (on the reverse of the base)

bronze

height (without base): 30cm.; 11¾in.

height (with base): 32.5cm.; 12¾ in.

Conceived circa 1956-7, the present work is number 4 from the edition of 5.


We are grateful to Dr Riann Coulter of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge, Co. Down and to Dr Denise Ferran for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work. 

The sculpture appears to be sound. The work appears to be in very good overall condition. There are casting imperfections with cracking to the ankles with a small number of more minor casting imperfections elsewhere. There are also some small pits to the surface in places and evidence of casting residue in some of the crevices. There is some rubbing to the figure's nose, chin and chest. There are two metal dowel pins missing from the proper left side of the base.


Please contact Bryn Sayles on bryn.sayles@sothebys.com if you have any questions regarding the present work.



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Please note this lot has been withdrawn.
Waddington Galleries, London, where acquired by a Private Collector in the late 1960s, and thence by family descent to the previous owner
Her sale, Sotheby's London, 18 September 2018, lot 105, where acquired by the present owner

Roland Penrose, McWilliam, Alec Tiranti, London, 1964, illustrated no. 143 (another cast)

Denise Ferran and Valerie Holman, The Sculpture of F.E. McWilliam, Lund Humphries in association with the Henry Moore Foundation, Surrey, 2012, no. 2P, p. 175

London, Holland Park, Open Air Sculpture Exhibition, 1957 (another cast)