Dame Barbara Hepworth Figure of a Woman 1929–30

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Figure of a Woman
Date 1929–30
Medium Corsehill stone
Dimensions Object: 533 x 305 x 279 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1967
Reference
T00952
Not on display

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Hepworth was one of a number of sculptors who returned to the handcraft of carving. The resulting immediacy of the artist’s relationship to her material was crucial. She described her process as an ‘effort to find a personal accord with the stones...I was fascinated by the kind of form that grew out of each sculpture, and by the kind of form that grew out of achieving a personal harmony with the material’.Like others, she sourced a wide range of indigenous British stones. This figure is made of Corsehill stone, a red sandstone quarried in Dumfriesshire.

July 2007

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