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Lynn Chadwick, R.A.

Second Version of Snapping Turtle

Property from the Collection of Thomas C. Adler

Lynn Chadwick, R.A.

Lynn Chadwick, R.A.

Second Version of Snapping Turtle

Second Version of Snapping Turtle

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Property from the Collection of Thomas C. Adler

Lynn Chadwick, R.A.

1914 - 2003

Second Version of Snapping Turtle


welded iron

height: 82cm.; 32¼in.

width: 62cm.; 24½in.: depth: 37.5cm.; 17¾in.

Executed in 1954, the present work is unique.


We are grateful to the Estate of Lynn Chadwick for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

The sculpture is sound. Overall, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.


There is a very small and fine crack to the top of the beak and one further tiny crack to the figure's right leg, both of which appear to be stable. There are some inconsistencies to the surface, in line with the Artist's working method and chosen materials. There is an inherent unevenness, all of which are integral to the piece. There are areas of rust, again inherent to the medium. There is surface dust and dirt, particularly to the crevices of the work.


The work is freestanding.


Please email tamsin.goldingyee@sothebys.com if you have any questions regarding the present work.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Gimpel Fils, London, where acquired by Thomas C. Adler in 1955 and thence by family descent to the present owners
Denise Farr and Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick, Sculptor: With a Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 1947 – 2003, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2014, no. 148, p. 147