N04695 JAVANESE HEAD c. 1929–33
Inscr. ‘Dora Gordine 1/8’ on back of neck.
Bronze, 14 1/4×8 1/4×11 (36×21×28).
Presented by the Hon. Richard Hare 1933.
Coll: Purchased by the donor at the Leicester Galleries 1933.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, July 1933 (5, repr.).
Repr: R.B.S., Modern British Sculpture, n.d. (1939), pl.40.
From 1929 to 1935 the artist was engaged in decorating the Town Hall at Singapore and travelled around in the Far East, where she found many subjects for portraits. This head was modelled in Singapore and cast in Paris. Other casts belong to the Council Room of the City Hall, Singapore; Sir Richard Winstedt, London; Mrs Philip Laing, Hurstbourne, Tarrant, Hampshire; and the artist.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I