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    Sale 7637

    20th Century British Art

    12 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    Bernard Meadows (1915-2005)

    Head of a Fallen Bird

    Price Realised  

    Bernard Meadows (1915-2005)
    Head of a Fallen Bird
    signed with an initial 'M' (on the underside)
    bronze with a dark brown patina
    31 in. (78.8 cm.) high, excluding base
    Conceived in 1959.


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    Provenance

    with Gimpel Fils, London.


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, XXXII Biennale, Venice, 1964, not numbered, illustrated.
    A. Bowness, Bernard Meadows Sculpture and Drawings, London, 1995, p. 141, no. BM69, another cast illustrated.


    Exhibited

    London, British Council, Group Exhibition, 1961, catalogue not traced.
    New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co., Exhibition of Recent Sculpture by Bernard Meadows, November - December 1962.
    Venice, XXXII Biennale, 1964, not numbered, as 'Head of Wounded Bird'.