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Reg Butler

Study for Third Watcher

Property from an Important London Private Collection

Reg Butler

Reg Butler

Study for Third Watcher

Study for Third Watcher

Property from an Important London Private Collection

Reg Butler

1913 - 1981

Study for Third Watcher


signed Reg Butler and signed with monogram, numbered 5/8 and inscribed with Susse Foundeur Paris foundry stamp (towards the base on the reverse)

bronze

height (excluding stand): 62cm.; 24¼in.; length: 39.5cm.; 15½in.

width: 20cm.; 7¾in.

Conceived in 1954, the present work is number 5 from the edition of 8.

The sculpture appears sound. The sculpture appears in excellent overall condition. Light rubbing to the head. Oxidation in places, mostly to the underside at the base, with one or two flecks to the chest and elsewhere. One or two spots of casting residue and of surface matter. Some light dust in a small number of places. The sculpture has a metal stand that is welded to the sculpture at the inner centre and attached at the edges with two bolts.


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Hanover Gallery, London, where acquired by Sir Colin Anderson in 1957
His sale, Christie's London, 18 November 2005, lot 37
Private Collection, London
Offer Waterman & Co., London, where acquired by the present owner, December 2011
James Hyman, The Battle for Realism: Figurative Art in Britain during the Cold War 1945-1960, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2001
Margaret Garlake, The Sculpture of Reg Butler, The Henry Moore Foundation and Lund Humphries, Hertfordshire, 2006, no. 144, illustrated p. 65 (another cast)
New York, Curt Valentin Gallery, Works by Gregory Fellows, 1953 - 54, no. 34, with Arts Council of Great Britain tour (shell bronze exhibited)
London, Hanover Gallery, Reg Butler, May – June 1957, no. 7 (another cast)
Louisville, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Reg Butler: A Retrospective Exhibition, 22 October - 1 December 1963, no. 55 (another cast)
Cambridge, Arts Council, Arts Council Gallery, The Gregory Fellows: University of Leeds: Reg Butler [et al.], February 1964, no. 2 (another cast)
London, Tate, Reg Butler, 17 November 1983 - 15 January 1984, no. 49 (another cast)