British Art: The Jubilee Auction

British Art: The Jubilee Auction

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Property from an American Charitable Foundation

Dame Barbara Hepworth


Auction Closed

June 29, 08:07 PM GMT


1,700,000 - 2,500,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from an American Charitable Foundation

Dame Barbara Hepworth

1903 - 1975


painted beechwood

height (including base): 48.5cm.; 19in.

height (excluding base): 39cm.; 15¼in.

Executed in 1945, the present work is unique. 

This work will be included in the revised catalogue raisonné of Barbara Hepworth's sculpture being prepared by Dr. Sophie Bowness under the catalogue no. BH 131.




1903 - 1975年



高(連底座):48.5 公分;19 英寸

高(不連底座):39 公分;15¼ 英寸


本作將收錄於蘇菲・鮑內斯博士正在整理的芭芭拉・赫普沃斯女爵士雕塑專題目錄內,圖錄編號為 BH 131。

Alex. Reid & Lefevre, London, where acquired by Mr & Mrs S. Kaye, Cookham, Berkshire, October 1946
Gimpel Fils, London
McCrory Corporation, New York
Private Collection, Los Angeles, where acquired by the previous owner
Their sale, Sotheby's, London, 25 June 2008, lot 26, where acquired by the present owner
E. H. Ramsden, 'The Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth', Polemic, no. 5, London, September - October 1946, illustrated pl. b
Barbara Hepworth, 'Approach to Sculpture', Studio, vol. 132, no. 643, October 1946, illustrated p. 97
Herbert Read, Barbara Hepworth, Carvings and Drawings, Lund Humphries, London, 1952, nos. 77a and 77b, illustrated n.p.
Abraham Marie Hammacher, 'Barbara Hepworth', Modern Sculptors Series, London, 1958, illustrated pl. 6
Josef Paul Hodin, Barbara Hepworth, Lund Humphries, London, 1961, no. 131, p. 166 illustrated n.p.
Barbara Hepworth, Barbara Hepworth: A Pictorial Autobiography, Tate Publishing, London, 1970, illustrated p. 48
Penelope Curtis, Barbara Hepworth, Tate Publishing, London, 2013, illustrated p. 89
Matthew Gale & Chris Stephens, Barbara Hepworth Works in the Tate Gallery Collection and the Barbara Hepworth Museum St. Ives, Tate Publishing, London, 1999, p. 232
Chris Stephens (ed.), Barbara Hepworth: Centenary, Tate Publishing, London, 2003, illustrated p. 30
Rachel Rose Smith, 'Barbara Hepworth, lectrice de Rilke', Jean-Baptiste Chantoiseau (ed.) Barbara Hepworth (exh. cat.), Fine éditions d'art, Paris, 2019, p. 56