T00265 BULL 1956
Bronze, 12 3/4×17×7 3/4 (32·5×43×19·5).
Purchased from the Executors of E. C. Gregory (Grant-in-Aid) 1959.
Coll: Purchased by E. C. Gregory at the Hanover Gallery 1957.
Exh: Hanover Gallery, September 1957 (3).
Repr: Exh. cat., Gregory Memorial Exhibition, Leeds, March–April 1960, pl.2.
This is one of the preparatory studies for the almost life-size ‘Bull’ exhibited in plaster at the Sculpture 1850 and 1950 exhibition, Holland Park, 1957 (7); a bronze cast is now on the Alton Estate in London. The artist described it as an attempt to discover ‘an equivalent for the sheer physical power of the bull’. Two other studies were exhibited at the Hanover Gallery in 1957 (4, repr., and 5).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I