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    Sale 5883

    20th Century British Art including The Olga Davenport Collection

    25 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 156

    Hubert Dalwood (1924-1976)


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    Hubert Dalwood (1924-1976)
    14 x 19½ in. (35.6 x 49.5 cm.), excluding board
    Conceived in 1957 in an edition of six.

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    'It is telling that the bulk of Dalwood's sculptures from 1957 are reliefs. One may see in this both an indication of the painterly source for his new work and his negotiation of a sculpture that was not figurative but remained, to an extent, representational. The human figure had always been the major, almost exclusive, subject of sculpture and one might see Dalwood trying to find new motifs. He had shown an early interest in such an endeavour when teaching at Newport, where he asked students to make a sculpture of a bunch of flowers. Though principally associated with classical and Renaissance art, the relief had enjoyed a revival in the 1950s through the work of Henry Moore and Bernard Meadows in Britain and, for example, of Giacomo Manzú in Italy' (see C. Stephens, The Sculpture of Hubert Dalwood, Aldershot, 1999, p. 40).

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    C. Stephens, The Sculpture of Hubert Dalwood, Aldershot, 1999, p. 40, no. 90 (another cast illustrated).