Catalogue entry

N05942 WOMAN 1949
 
Not inscribed.
Forged iron, 87×28×19 (221×71×48).
Purchased from the Hanover Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1950.
Exh: Hanover Gallery, July–August 1949 (1); Venice Biennale, 1952 (British Pavilion, 110).
Lit: Philip Hendy, ‘New Sculpture and Painting’ in Britain To-day, September 1949, p.33; Robert Melville, ‘Personages in Iron’ in Architectural Review, CVIII, 1950, p.148, repr. p.149.

This was the first important figure made by Reg Butler on a large scale and is numbered opus 21 by the Hanover Gallery. A maquette, 12 in. high (opus 20), was included in the same exhibition (2) and was acquired by Marcus Whiffin, U.S.A.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I