Upcoming Auctions and Events

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
Kenneth Armitage, R.A. (1916-2002)
Kenneth Armitage, R.A. (1916-2002)
Kenneth Armitage, R.A. (1916-2002)
Kenneth Armitage, R.A. (1916-2002)
3 More
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's… Read more
KENNETH ARMITAGE, R.A. (1916-2002)

Triarchy (small version)

Details
KENNETH ARMITAGE, R.A. (1916-2002)
Triarchy (small version)
bronze with a black patina
15 in. (38.1 cm.) long
Conceived in 1957 and cast in an edition of 6.
Provenance
Mr and Mrs Hans Juda.
Their sale; Sotheby's, London, 1 November 1967, lot 7, where purchased by Mr and Mrs Kreitman.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 24 October 2005, lot 27, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, The Gregory Fellows, Cambridge, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1964, p. 6, no. 19, another cast illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, In Our View, Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, 1967, n.p., no. 8, illustrated.
P. Murray and C. Lilley (intro.), exhibition catalogue, Kenneth Armitage: 80th Birthday Survey, West Bretton, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 1996, p. 3, exhibition not numbered, another cast illustrated, as 'Seated Group (model for large Triarchy)'.
Exhibition catalogue, Austerity to Affluence: British Art & Design 1945-1962, London, Fine Art Society, 1997, p. 118, no. P18, another cast illustrated.
T. Woollcombe (ed.), Kenneth Armitage: Life and Work, London, 1997, p. 144, no. KA86.
Exhibition catalogue, Kenneth Armitage: 60 Years of Sculpture and Drawing, London, Jonathan Clark, 2001, n.p., no. 11, another cast illustrated.
J. Scott, The Sculpture of Kenneth Armitage, London, 2016, p. 116, no. 81, another cast illustrated.
Exhibited
Cambridge, Arts Council of Great Britain, Arts Council Gallery, The Gregory Fellows, February 1964, no. 19, another cast exhibited: this exhibition travelled to Bolton, Museum and Art Gallery, March 1964; Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, April 1964; Nottingham, University, May 1964; Southampton, Art Gallery, May - June 1964; and Cardiff, Arts Council Gallery, June - July 1964.
Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, In Our View, May - June 1967, no. 8.
Norwich, Arts Council of Great Britain, Castle Museum, Kenneth Armitage, December - January 1972, no. 8, another cast exhibited: this exhibition travelled to Bolton, Museum and Art Gallery, January - February 1973; Oldham, City Art Gallery, February - March 1973; Kettering, City Art Gallery, March - April 1973; Nottingham, Victoria Street Gallery, April - May 1973; Portsmouth, City Museum and Art Gallery, May - June 1973; Plymouth, City Art Gallery, June - July 1973; Llanelli, City Museum and Art Gallery, August - September 1973; Leeds, City Art Gallery, September 1973; and Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, October 1973.
West Bretton, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Kenneth Armitage: 80th Birthday Survey, June - September 1996, exhibition not numbered, another cast exhibited, as 'Seated Group (model for large Triarchy)'.
London, Fine Art Society, Austerity to Affluence: British Art & Design 1945-1962, October - November 1997, no. P18, another cast exhibited.
London, Jonathan Clark, Kenneth Armitage: 60 Years of Sculpture and Drawing, March - April 2001, no. 11, another cast exhibited.
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.

Brought to you by

Alice Murray
Alice Murray Head of Day Sale

Lot Essay

We are very grateful to James Scott for his assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

More from Modern British and Irish Art Day Sale

View All
View All