9 June 2006
Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)
signed and dated 'Barbara Hepworth/1969' (lower right) and signed and dated again and inscribed 'Barbara Hepworth/'Summer' 1969' (on the reverse)
pencil and acrylic on board
29½ x 24½ in. (75 x 62.2 cm.)
Mrs Vaughan Lee, by whom purchased from Marlborough Fine Art, London in February 1970, and by whom sold to the present owner.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately