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Kenneth Armitage, R.A.

Seated Woman with Square Head (Version B)

Artist's Resale RightUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

50,000 - 80,000 GBP

Property from an Important London Private Collection

Kenneth Armitage, R.A.

Kenneth Armitage, R.A.

Seated Woman with Square Head (Version B)

Seated Woman with Square Head (Version B)

Estimate:

50,000 - 80,000 GBP

Lot sold:

69,300

GBP

Property from an Important London Private Collection

Kenneth Armitage, R.A.

1916 - 2002

Seated Woman with Square Head (Version B)


stamped with Susse Fondeur Paris foundry stamp (on the reverse of the base)

bronze

height: 59cm.; 23¼in.

width: 30cm.; 11¾in.

Conceived in 1955 and cast by Susse Fondeur Paris in 1957, the present work is from the edition of 6, including one cast in the Tate Collection, London.


We are grateful to James Scott for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

For a condition report for this work please email bryn.sayles@sothebys.com.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Joe Wolpe, Cape Town, by circa 1991

Private Collection, London

Offer Waterman & Co., London, where acquired by the present owner, January 2009

Roland Penrose, Kenneth Armitage, Bodensee-Verlag, Amriswil, 1960, illustrated plates 12 and 16

Norbert Lynton, Kenneth Armitage, Methuen, London, 1962, n.p.

Tamsyn Woollcombe (ed.), Kenneth Armitage Life and Work, The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, London, 1997, illustrated p.46

Kenneth Armitage Sculptor: A Centenary Celebration, Sansom & Company, 2016, illustrated pl.55, p.82 (Tate cast)

James Scott and Claudia Milburn, The Sculpture of Kenneth Armitage, Lund Humphries, London, 2016, no. 58C

London, Gimpel Fils Gallery, Recent Sculpture by Kenneth Armitage, October – November 1957, no. 12 (another cast)

Venice, British Pavilion, Biennale Internazionale d'Arte, June – October 1958, no. 71 (another cast)

Antwerp, 5e Biennale voor Beeldhouwkunst Middelheimpark, May – September 1959 (another cast)

Kassel, Documenta, July – October 1959 (another cast)

London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, A Retrospective Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings Based on the XXIX Venice Biennale of 1958, July – August 1959, no. 24 (another cast)