Bernard Meadows, R.A. (1915-2005)
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Bernard Meadows, R.A. (1915-2005)

Maquette for 'Jesus' Crab (Small Spider Crab)

Bernard Meadows, R.A. (1915-2005)
Maquette for 'Jesus' Crab (Small Spider Crab)
bronze with a dark brown patina
6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
Conceived in 1954 and cast in an edition of 6, plus an artist's cast.
Purchased by the present owner's father in 1958, and by descent.
R.H. Wilenski, Modern Movement in Art, London, 1927, 4th ed. 1957, p. 42, fig. 64, another cast illustrated.
J.R.M., ‘In the Galleries: Bernard Meadows’, Arts, vol. 33, no. 4, January 1959, p. 55, another cast.
Exhibition catalogue, British Sculpture in the 20th Century. Part 2: Symbol and Imagination 1951-1980, London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1981, n.p., another cast illustrated, incorrectly dated '1955'.
A. Bowness (foreword), The Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of the Acquisitions 1982-84, London,1986, p. 278, another cast illustrated.
A. Bowness (foreword), The Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of the Acquisitions 1984-86, London,1986, p. 529, another cast illustrated.
A. Bowness, Bernard Meadows: Sculpture and Drawings, London, 1995, p. 138, no. BM 27, another cast illustrated.
New York, Paul Rosenberg Gallery, Bernard Meadows, 1959, another cast exhibited, catalogue not traced.
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Another cast of the present work is in the collection of Tate, London, and was previously in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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