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    Sale 5884

    20th Century British Art

    15 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 98

    David Wynne (b. 1926)

    Noli me tangere: Christ and Mary Magdalene maquette

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    David Wynne (b. 1926)
    Noli me tangere: Christ and Mary Magdalene maquette
    signed with monogram, dated and numbered 3/12/1963' (on the base)
    bronze with a dark brown patina
    12½ in. (31.8 cm.) high
    Cast in an edition of 12.

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    The present work depicts John 20:17 - the Risen Christ appears to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection.
    Colonel Victor Hill donated the life-size sculpture of the present work to Magdalen College, Oxford, where it stands in the chapel.

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    Purchased directly from the artist by Colonel Victor Hill in the late 1960s and bequeathed to the present owner by Colonel Hill in 1986.


    T.S.R. Boase, The Sculpture of David Wynne 1949-1967, London, 1968, p. 100, another cast illustrated.