Dame Barbara Hepworth
Project for Waterloo Bridge: The Sea 1947

Artwork details

Project for Waterloo Bridge: The Sea
Date 1947
Medium Oil paint, watercolour, crayon and graphite on paper
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 464 x 590 mm
Acquisition Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax 2010 and allocated to Tate 2012
On loan to Arp Museum (Remagen, Germany)

Catalogue entry

Projects for Waterloo Bridge 1947


Oil, crayon and pencil on paper

Each 464 x 590 (18 1/4 x 23 1/4)

On loan from the artist's estate to the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives

J.P. Hodin, 'Portrait of the Artist, No. 27: Barbara Hepworth', Art News and Review, vol.2, no.1, 11 Feb. 1950, p.6
Herbert Read, Barbara Hepworth: Carvings and Drawings, 1952 section 5, unpag.
Alan Bowness, Barbara Hepworth: Drawings from a Sculptor's Landscape, 1966, p.21
Sally Festing, Barbara Hepworth: A Life of Forms, 1995, p.176

Displayed in the artist's studio, Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives

This is one of three drawings submitted by Hepworth for a competition for the commission of sculptures for the four corners of Waterloo Bridge in London. The circumstances of their production, their intended locations and their position within the artist's work are discussed at length under Project for Waterloo Bridge 1947 (Tate Gallery L00948).

Chris Stephens
March 1998

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