Oil & pencil on board
470 x 355 (18 1/2 x 14)
Inscribed in pencil 'Barbara Hepworth 1949' b.r. and on backing board '"Seated Woman with clasped hands" | 1948 oil + pencil | X6611'
On loan from the artist's estate to the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives
Barbara Hepworth, Durlacher Bros., New York, Oct. 1949 (?23, Seated Figure or 32, Seated Woman)
Six English Moderns: Piper, Sutherland, Hepworth, Tunnard, Moore, Nicholson, Cincinatti Art Museum, Feb. 1950 (no number, as Seated Woman with Clasped Hands)
Barbara Hepworth: Retrospective Exhibition 1927-54, Whitechapel Art Gallery, April-June 1954 (122)
Towards the end of 1947 Hepworth returned to drawing the nude figure for the first time since the 1920s. Though they adopt the appearance of working drawings in their use of multiple view points and studies of detail, the resultant pictures may be seen as finished paintings…