Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Post-War British Art


Dame Barbara Hepworth
numbered 5/9 
height (including Artist's integral base): 29.5cm.; 11½in.
Conceived in 1959 and cast by 1961, the present work is number 5 from the edition of 9.
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Acquired directly from the Artist by Blair Laing/Laing Galleries, Toronto, May 1962
Acquired from the above by the Board Collection, August 1962
G. Blair Laing, Ltd, Toronto, where acquired by the Meltzer Collection, Montreal, 2nd January 1964, and thence by descent to the previous owner
Their sale, Sotheby's New York, 6th November 2015, lot 112, where acquired by the present owner


Zurich, Galerie Charles Lienhard, Barbara Hepworth, October - November 1960, cat. no.16, illustrated (another cast);
London, Gimpel Fils, Barbara Hepworth, May - June 1961, cat. no.10 (another cast);
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Aldeburgh Festival, June - July 1961 (another cast);
Belfast, Queen's University of Belfast Visual Arts Group, 'Abstract Form and Life': Sculpture by Barbara Hepworth and Biological Models, April 1962, cat. no.1, illustrated (another cast);
London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Barbara Hepworth: An Exhibition of Sculpture from 1952-1962, May - June 1962, cat. no.50, illustrated (another cast);
Farnham, Ashgate Gallery, British Sculpture Today, July 1962, cat. no.42.a (another cast);
St. Ives, Penwith Gallery, Penwith Society of Arts, Autumn Exhibition 1962, Autumn 1962 (another cast);
St. Ives, Penwith Galleries, Christmas Exhibition (Penwith Society of Arts December 1965-January 1966), December 1965 - January 1966, cat. no.1 (another cast);
Bath, Festival Gallery, St Ives Group: 2nd Exhibition: 1969 Bath Festival, June 1969, cat. no.3 (another cast);
Liverpool, Tate, Barbara Hepworth: A Retrospective, September - December 1994, cat. no.62, illustrated p.148, with tour to Yale Center for British Art, New Haven and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, (another cast);
London, Tate Britain, Art of the Garden: The Garden in British Art, 1800 to the Present Day, June - August 2004, cat. no.49, illustrated p.120 (another cast), with tour to Ulster Museum, Belfast and Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester. 


J.P. Hodin (ed.), Barbara Hepworth, Lund Humphries, London, 1961, cat. no.270, illustrated (another cast);
Alan Bowness, A Guide to the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives, Trewyn Studio and Garden, St Ives, 1976 (and reprinted subsequently), cat. no.19;
Michael Tooby, Tate Gallery St Ives Souvenir Guide, Tate Gallery Publishing Ltd, London, 1997, illustrated p.9 (in view of Trewyn Garden, another cast);
Penelope Curtis, Barbara Hepworth, St Ives Artists series, Tate Gallery Publishing, London, 1998, illustrated p.53, (another cast);
Matthew Gale and Chris Stephens, Barbara Hepworth: Works in the Tate Gallery Collection and the Barbara Hepworth Museum St Ives, Tate Gallery Publishing, London, 1999, cat. no.49, illustrated p.193 (another cast);
Miranda Phillips and Chris Stephens, Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, Tate Publishing, London, 2002, illustrated p.29 (another cast); 
Emmanuel Cooper, 'Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975): the Sculptor’s Close Links to the Crafts', Crafts, September/October 2003, no. 184, illustrated p.33 (another cast);
Patrick Eyres and Fiona Russell (eds), Sculpture and the Garden, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2006, illustrated p.151 (another cast);
Sophie Bowness, Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor in the Studio, Tate Publishing, London, 2017, p.124.


We are grateful to Dr Sophie Bowness for her kind assistance with the cataloguing apparatus of the present work, which will feature in her forthcoming revised catalogue raisonné of the Artist's sculpture as BH270.

Modern & Post-War British Art