16 November 2007
Michael Ayrton (1921-1975)
signed and numbered 'Michael Ayrton 2/12' (on the back)
bronze with a brown patina and thread, on a wooden base
12 in. (30.5 cm.) long
Conceived in 1972.
with Jonathan Poole Gallery, London, where purchased by the present owners in 1984.
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P. Cannon-Brookes, Michael Ayrton An Illustrated Commentary, Birmingham, 1978, pp. 128, 141, no. 232, another cast illustrated.
J. Hopkins, Michael Ayrton A Biography, London, 1994, pp. 289, 369.
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