London, South Kensington
15 July 2009
Michael Ayrton (1921-1975)
bronze with a dark brown patina
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high, excluding base
Conceived in 1974.
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P. Cannon-Brookes, Michael Ayrton An Illustrated Commentary, Birmingham, 1977, p. 130, no. 237, illustrated.
In 1974 Ayrton modelled the head of Leon Battista Alberti. The present work was inspired by the famous plaquette in the Kress Collection, Washington.
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