10 May 2001
Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)
Vertical Form (St. Ives)
numbered '6/9' (on the back)
Height: 18½ in. (47 cm.)
Executed in 1969
Marlborough Fine Art, New York.
Sigmund E. Edelstone; Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 14 November 1984, lot 630.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 13 November 1996, lot 351.
Irving Galleries, Palm Beach (acquired at the above sale).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1997.
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A. Bowness, ed., The Complete Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth 1960-1969, London, 1971, p. 50, no. 495 (another cast illustrated).
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