John Skeaping, R.A. (1901-1980)
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John Skeaping, R.A. (1901-1980)

Pine marten

Details
John Skeaping, R.A. (1901-1980)
Pine marten
Burmese hardwood
27½ in. (69.8 cm.) long
Carved in 1933.
Provenance
Private collection, London.
Acquired by the present owner in 2008.
Special notice

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

1933 was a very busy and prolific year for John Skeaping, which led to his successful one man show at Arthur Tooth's Gallery in January - February 1934. Although the present work was not included in this exhibition (possibly having been sold by the time of the opening) it included other small-scale animal sculptures, including Dog, Pampas Cat and Hippopotamus. The style and quality of the carving in Pine marten is very similar to the sinuous curves of those works, and displays the continuing modernist focus in Skeaping's sculpture at this time.

We are very grateful to Nicholas Skeaping for his assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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