Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)
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Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)

Vertical Form

Details
Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)
Vertical Form
numbered '2/7' (at the base)
bronze with a green patina, on a black stone base
26½ in. (67.3 cm.) high, excluding base
Conceived in 1962.
This work is recorded as BH 353, cast 2/7.
Provenance
Acquired by the previous owner through Gimpel Fils, London, in September 1964.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 17 November 2011, lot 144, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
A. Bowness (ed.), The Complete Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth 1960-1969, London, 1971, p. 37, no. 353, another cast illustrated.
Exhibited
London, Gimpel Fils, Barbara Hepworth, June 1964, no. 39, another cast exhibited.
London, Gimpel Fils, Collectors' Choice XIII, March - April 1965, no. 45, another cast exhibited.
Copenhagen, British Council, Kunstforeningen, Barbara Hepworth, September - October 1964, no. 37, another cast exhibited: this exhibition travelled to Stockholm, Moderna Museet, November - December 1964; Helsinki, Ateneum, January - February 1965; Oslo, Utstilling I Kunstnernes Hus, March 1965; Otterlo, Rietveld Pavilion, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, May - July 1965, no. 33.
Basel, Kunsthalle, Barbara Hepworth, September - October 1965, no. 31, another cast exhibited: this exhibition travelled to Karslruhe, Badischer Kunstverein, February - March 1966; and Essen, Museum Folkwang, April - June 1966.
Turin, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, British Council, Barbara Hepworth, October - November 1965, no. 31, another cast exhibited.
London, Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth Retrospective 1927-1967, April - May 1968, no. 141, another cast exhibited.
Uttoxeter, Abbotsholme, Arts Council of Great Britain, Barbara Hepworth Sculpture and Lithographs, January - February 1970, no. 10, another cast exhibited: this exhibition travelled to Oxford, Ashmolean Museum; Nottingham, Castle Museum; Ilkeley, Manor House Museum and Art Gallery; Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Coventry, Belgrade Theatre; Shrewsbury, Art Gallery; Letchworth, Museum and Art Gallery; Kettering, Art Gallery; Cardiff, National Museum of Wales; Cambridge, Ede Gallery; Eastbourne, Towner Art Gallery; and Southampton, Art Gallery, February 1970 - January 1971.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

The plaster Vertical Form remains in the plaster workshop at Trewyn Studio, The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Gallery, St Ives.

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