Reg Butler (1913-1981)
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Reg Butler (1913-1981)

Torso Summer

Details
Reg Butler (1913-1981)
Torso Summer
stamped with monogram and numbered '5/8' and stamped with foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the top of the base)
bronze with a dark brown patina
37¾ in. (95.8 cm.) high, including base
Conceived in 1955 and cast in bronze in an edition of 8, plus one cast in shell bronze.
This work is recorded by the artist as RB132.
Provenance
with Hanover Gallery, London, October 1961, where purchased by the present owners.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Europäische Plastik des Informel 1945-1965, Germany, Duisburg, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, 1955, p. 77, no. 15, another cast exhibited.
R. Melville, 'In connection with the sculpture of Reg Butler', Motif, No. 6, 1961, pp. 27-39, another cast.
Exhibition catalogue, Reg Butler: A Retrospective Exhibition, Louisville, Kentucky, J.B. Speed Art Museum, 1963, n.p., no. 64, another cast illustrated.
M. Garlake, The Sculpture of Reg Butler, Much Hadham, 2006, p. 144, no. 154, another cast illustrated.
Exhibited
Germany, Duisburg, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Europäische Plastik des Informel 1945-1965, September - November 1955, no. 15, another cast exhibited.
London, Tate Gallery, The Seasons: An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture Organised by the Contemporary Art Society, March - April 1956, no. 47, another cast exhibited.
London, Hanover Gallery, Reg Butler, May - June 1957, no. 14, another cast exhibited.
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Reg Butler: Sculpture and Drawings, 1954 to 1958, February 1959, no. 5, another cast exhibited.
Louisville, Kentucky, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Reg Butler: A Retrospective Exhibition, October - December 1963, no. 64, another cast exhibited.
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