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Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Post-War British Art

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Dame Barbara Hepworth
1903-1975
ATLANTIC (PROJECT FOR SCULPTURE)
signed, titled, dated Dec. 1959 and inscribed on the reverse
oil and pencil on canvas
60.5 by 40.5cm.; 23¾ by 16in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the Artist by Robert Radford, USA, March 1961
Sale, Sotheby's New York, 15th May 1977, lot 719, where acquired by the present owner

Description

‘Abstract drawing has always been for me a particularly exciting adventure. First there is only one’s mood; then the surface takes one’s mood in colour and texture; then a line or curve, which … has a particular kind of “bite” rather like incising on slate, then one is lost in a new world of a thousand possibilities because the next line in association with the first will have a compulsion about it which will carry one forward into completely unknown territory.’ (Barbara Hepworth, quoted in Herbert Read (intro.), Barbara HepworthCarvings and Drawings, Lund Humphries, London, 1952)

We are grateful to Dr Sophie Bowness for her kind assistance with the cataloguing apparatus for the present work, which is recorded as D 414 B in the Artist's records.

Modern & Post-War British Art

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