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Robert Adams (1917-1984)
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Robert Adams (1917-1984)

Rectangular bronze form No. 6

Robert Adams (1917-1984)
Rectangular bronze form No. 6
bronze with a brown patina
10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.) high
Conceived in 1955 in an edition of 6.
The present work is recorded by the artist as Opus 30.
Purchased by Roger Wood at the April 1956 exhibition, and by descent.
Exhibition catalogue, Robert Adams: retrospective exhibition, Northampton, Arts Council of Great Britain, City Art Gallery, 1971, n.p., no. 13, another cast illustrated.
A. Grieve, The Sculpture of Robert Adams, London, 1992, p. 172, no. 182, another cast illustrated.
London, Gimpel Fils, Exhibition of Paintings by William Gear & Sculpture by Robert Adams, February 1956, no. 35, another cast exhibited.
London, AIA, Sculpture Exhibition, April 1956, no. 40.
Venice, British Council, British Pavilion, XXXI Biennale, June - October 1962, no. I, another cast exhibited.
Basel, British Council, Kunsthalle, R. Adams Skulptur, January - March 1963, no. 9, another cast exhibited.
Northampton, Arts Council of Great Britain, City Art Gallery, Robert Adams: retrospective exhibition, January 1971, no. 13, another cast exhibited: this exhibition travelled to Sheffield, March - April 1971; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, May 1971; and London, Camden Arts Centre, June - July 1971.
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Lot Essay

Roger Wood (1920-2005) was a photographer best known for his work in the ballet, recording virtually every major company and principal dancer in the post-war years, including Margot Fonteyn, Frederick Ashton and Alicia Markova. Between 1949 and 1953, he was one of two official photographers at the Royal Opera House, as well as working at Glyndebourne.

When visiting Aldeburgh, Wood got to know Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, taking photographs of them which were shown at their home, Red House. His work is in the Collections of the Lincoln Centre, New York, and the Royal Opera House, London.

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