Frank Dobson
Head of a Girl 1925

Artwork details

Frank Dobson 1888–1963
Head of a Girl
Date 1925
Medium Bronze on limestone base
Dimensions Object: 410 x 250 x 295 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1929
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04437 HEAD OF A GIRL 1925
Not inscribed.
Bronze, 12×9 1/2×10 (30×24×25).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1929.
Coll: Purchased by the C.A.S. from the artist 1925.
Repr: C.A.S. Report 1925, 1926, frontispiece; Mortimer, 1926, pl.15 (the plaster); Tate Gallery Illustrations, 1928, pl.127; Earp, 1945, pl.10a, as ‘Cornucopia, Study’, 1926 (the plaster).

A study for the figure ‘Cornucopia’, a stone carving which belonged to Lord Ivor Spencer Churchill (repr. Earp, 1945, pl.11); the finished work is much more stylized. Another cast of N04437 was exhibited at the Leicester Galleries, March–April 1927 (20).

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

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