Alan L. Durst Feline 1930

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Artwork details

Artist
Alan L. Durst 1883–1970
Title
Feline
Date 1930
Medium Siena marble
Dimensions Object: 190 x 267 x 210 mm, 13.1 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the executor of Mrs Herbert Gibson 1932
Reference
N04615
Not on display

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John Skeaping and Alan Durst shared the enthusiasm for direct carving shown by Jacob Epstein’s Doves displayed on the plinth opposite. The carving of animals was particularly popular during this period because it was felt that they could be more easily abstracted than the human form. As shown by Skeaping’s Fish, carved from a large ironstone pebble, such works combine fine carving with sensitive handling of the material.

August 2004

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