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Leon Underwood (1890-1975)
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Leon Underwood (1890-1975)

Bird Thou Never Wert (Blithe Spirit)

Details
Leon Underwood (1890-1975)
Bird Thou Never Wert (Blithe Spirit)
signed and numbered ‘U./Leon/VII/VII’ (on the wing)
bronze with a dark brown patina
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high
Conceived in 1934 and cast in an edition of 7 plus 1 artist's cast.
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, London, 15 December 2011, lot 56, where purchased by Dr Jeffrey Sherwin.
Literature
C. Neve, Leon Underwood, London, 1974, pp. 144, 205, no. 99, as ‘Lark’, another cast illustrated.
B. Whitworth, The Sculpture of Leon Underwood, Aldershot, 2000, pp. 74 & 125, no. 40.
Exhibited
New York, Acquavella Galleries, Sculpture by Leon Underwood, October – November 1962, no. 13, another cast exhibited, catalogue not traced.
London, Redfern Gallery, Leon Underwood 1890-1975: A Centenary Exhibition, February - March 1991, no. 31, another cast exhibited, catalogue not traced.
Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, British Surrealism Unlocked: Works from the Sherwin Collection, April – June 2014, exhibition not numbered.
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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