21 May 2009
Robert Adams (1917-1984)
signed with an initial, dated and numbered 'A 79 1/6' (on the lower edge)
bronze with a polished patina
28½ in. (72.4 cm.) high
The present work is recorded by the artist as Opus 387.
To be sold with the original receipt.
Purchased by the present owner at the 1979 exhibition.
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A. Grieve, The Sculpture of Robert Adams, London, 1992, pp. 138, 238, no. 656, another cast illustrated.
London, Gimpel Fils, Robert Adams, October - November 1979, no. 20, illustrated.
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