Catalogue entry

T03716 Lucca 1958

Painted aluminium 26 × 24 1/4 × 9 1/2 (660 × 620 × 240)
Not inscribed
Transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1983
Prov: Purchased by the Department of Circulation, Victoria and Albert Museum, from Gimpel Fils 1960 (Circ.243–1960)
Exh: Recent Sculpture by Hubert Dalwood, Gimpel Fils, January 1960 (10); Hubert Dalwood, Sculptures and Reliefs, AC tour, Hayward Gallery, January–March 1979, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, April–May 1979, University Gallery, Leeds, May–June 1979, Rochdale Art Gallery, June–July 1979, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, August–September 1979 (10)

‘Lucca’ is ‘opus 32’ in the artist's own catalogue. Two other casts belong to private collections, out of a projected edition of six. The first title of the sculpture in the artist's record book was ‘Tree’, referring to its shape, but this was aleady changed to ‘Lucca’ by the time of its exhibition in 1960 (another sculpture had already been titled ‘Tree’ in 1957). Dalwood worked in Italy, and titled other sculptures also after Italian towns (eg. ‘Bergamo (relief), 1958’) for no particular reason.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986