FRANK DOBSON, R.A. (1886-1963)
FRANK DOBSON, R.A. (1886-1963)
FRANK DOBSON, R.A. (1886-1963)
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FRANK DOBSON, R.A. (1886-1963)

Study for Concertina Man

FRANK DOBSON, R.A. (1886-1963)
Study for Concertina Man
pastel, coloured chalk, watercolour and gouache on paper
13 1⁄2 x 10 in. (34.3 x 25.4 cm.)
Executed circa 1920.
Acquired from Fine Art Society, London in May 1986.
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Lot Essay

Sir Nicholas Goodison commented: ‘Dobson’s Portland stone sculpture of Concertina Man seems to have been inspired by Ossip Zadkine’s Le Joueur d’Accordéon, 1918, although this version is less severe and mechanistic. Neville Jason and Lisa Thompson-Pharaoh mention a drawing related to Concertina Man sold Christie’s, 21 November 1983, lot 8. Another drawing, similar but with the figure leaning on his right arm and his back to the viewer was sold at Christie’s, South Kensington, 21 March 2013, lot 63 and was exhibited in True and Pure: Frank Dobson and Eric Gill, Drawing from Life, Daniel Katz Gallery, May 2016, no. 21.’

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