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    Sale 5884

    20th Century British Art

    15 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 26

    Michael Ayrton (1921-1975)

    Alberti

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Michael Ayrton (1921-1975)
    Alberti
    bronze with a dark brown patina
    9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high, excluding base
    Conceived in 1974.


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    In 1974 Ayrton modelled the head of Leon Battista Alberti. The present work was inspired by the famous plaquette in the Kress Collection, Washington.

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    Literature

    P. Cannon-Brookes, Michael Ayrton An Illustrated Commentary, Birmingham, 1977, p. 130, no. 237, illustrated.