2 November 2011
Property of a New York Estate
Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)
Maquette for Winged Figure
brass with Isopon and metal string on concrete base
Height (with base): 24 in. (61 cm.)
Executed in 1957
Gimpel Fils, Ltd., London.
Acquired from the above by the family of the late owner, October 1958.
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J.P. Hodin, Barbara Hepworth, Neuchâtel, 1961, p. 169, no. 227.
Trenton, The New Jersey State Museum, Festival '72: Exhibition of Decorative and Fine Arts from New Jersey Private Collections, May-September 1972.
Dr. Sophie Bowness will include this sculpture in her forthcoming revised Hepworth catalogue raisonné under the catalogue number BH 227.
An enlargement of the present work was commissioned by the John Lewis Partnership for the south-east wall of their flagship store on London's Oxford Street. The enlarged version, which is made of sheet aluminum, was unveiled on 23 April 1963 and continues to grace the side of the prominent department store building.
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