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Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)

Four-square (Four-circles),1966

 

Bronze
23.5 x 59.7 in

Conceived in 1966 and cast during the artist's lifetime as a part of a numbered edition of 7. 

Inscribed Barbara Hepworth, dated 1966 and numbered 4/7; inscribed with the foundry mark Morris Singer Bronze

 

Provenance

Gimpel Weitzenhoffer, Ltd., New York

Acquired from the above in 1973

Sotheby's New York: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 [Lot 00305]

Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

Literature

Alan Bowness, ed., The Complete Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth 1960-69, London, 1971, no. 428, illustration of another cast p. 43

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The Family Of Man - Parent II  (BH513), 1970


Bronze with brown and green patina
95 in
Edition 2 of 4
Signed, numbered and stamped with foundry mark "Barbara Hepworth 2/4 Morris Singer Fondeur London" on the back

Provenance:
The Artist
Marlborough Gallery, NY
Private Collection, NY

Exhibited:

Barbara Hepworth: The Family of Man – Nine Bronzes and Recent Carvings, Marlborough Fine Art, London, 1972, ill. p. 26 (another cast);
Barbara Hepworth: Late Works on Loan from the Trustees of the Barbara Hepworth Estate, Edinburgh, Royal Botanic Garden, August 21 - September 12 1976, illustrated (another cast)
Barbara Hepworth Carvings and Bronzes, Marlborough Gallery, New York, May 5 - June 29, 1979, ill. p.41, no.43 (another cast);
Penelope Curtis and Alan G. Wilkinson, Barbara Hepworth, A Retrospective, Tate Gallery Publications, London, 1994, ill. p.155 (complete set). 
Barbara Hepworth: Sculptures from the Estate, Wildenstein, New York, October 8 - November 16, 1996, ill. p. 73 (another cast)

 

Literature:
Barbara Hepworth: the family of man-nine bronzes and recent carvings: April-May 1972, Marlborough Fine Art, London, 1972. ill. p. 26 (another cast);
Barbara Hepworth, A Pictorial Autobiography, Moonraker Press, Bradford-on-Avon, 1978, no.349, illustrated p.131 (complete set);
Barbara Hepworth: Carvings and Bronzes, Marlborough Gallery, New York, May 5 - June 29, 1979, ill. p.41, no.43 (another cast),
Abraham M. Hammacher, Barbara Hepworth, Thames & Hudson, London, 1987, no.178, illustrated pp.198-9 (complete set); 
Penelope Curtis and Alan G. Wilkinson, Barbara Hepworth, A Retrospective, Tate Gallery Publications, London, 1994, illustrated p.155 (complete set);
Barbara Hepworth: Sculptures from the Estate, Wildenstein, New York, October 8 - November 16, 1996, ill. p. 73 (another cast);
Penelope Curtis, Barbara Hepworth, Tate Publishing, London, c.1998, illustrated p.48, fig.66 (another cast);
Barbara Hepworth, 1903-1975, New York, N.Y. Thames and Hudson, revised edition, 1998, illustrated p.198 (complete set);
Barbara Hepworth, Stone Sculpture: February 10-March 17, 2001 Pace Wildenstein, New York, 2001, illustrated p.10, fig. 7 (complete set);
Barbara Hepworth: Centenary, Tate, London 2003, illustrated p.134 and p.137, no.86 (complete set);
Barbara Hepworth and the Yorkshire Landscape: an anthology of her writings and recollections, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, 2003, illustrated p.16 (another cast);
Sophie Bowness, Barbara Hepworth, The Plasters, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2011, illustrated pl.45 (aluminum framework for plaster version);
Penelope Curtis, Barbara Hepworth, Tate Publishing, London, 2012, illustrated pp.74-6 (complete set);
Barbara Hepworth: The Sculptor In The Studio, Bowness, Sophie, Tate Publishing, London, 2017, illustrated p.67, fig.70

Notes: 

This work will be included in the forthcoming revised catalogue raisonné of the Artist's sculpture as catalogue number BH513. 

The Family of Man, Bronze, 1970 (BH 513, bronze in nine parts, edition of 2 groups + 4 individual casts of each figure), complete groups at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (on loan from the Hepworth Estate); The Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Garden at PepsiCo, Purchase, New York.

Another individual cast of this sculpture is in the collection of the Hepworth Wakefield Museum.

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