T00416 WINGED FIGURES 1955
Inscr. ‘Chadwick 172 5/6’ on right thigh of the smaller figure.
Bronze, 22×17×14 (56×43×36).
Purchased from the artist through Marlborough Fine Art Ltd (Grant-in-Aid) 1961.
Repr: Herbert Read, Lynn Chadwick, 1960, pl.20 (the original model); exh. cat., Lynn Chadwick, Knoedler Galleries, New York, January 1961 (not numbered).
In 1955 the artist produced a number of variants on the theme of dancing figures. Two of these are reproduced in the Arts Council's catalogue of the artist's exhibition, June–July 1957, pls.2 and 3. These are without wings. The present group is a maquette for a later and larger composition of stationary figures now in the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, and is one of six casts. The others belong to the National Gallery of Scotland and to private collectors in Germany, Montreal and New York. The artist himself possesses the original model in iron and composition, reproduced by Herbert Read, loc. cit.; pl.21 in the same book shows the work in progress, in the form of an armature of wires.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I