Louise Hutchinson Three-fold Head c.1953

Artwork details

Artist
Louise Hutchinson 1882–1968
Title
Three-fold Head
Date c.1953
Medium Terracotta and wax
Dimensions Object: 330 x 320 x 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983
Reference
T03751
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03751 Three-fold Head c.1953

Terracotta and wax 13 × 12 1/2 × 7 1/4 (330 × 320 × 180)
Not inscribed
Transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1983
Prov: Purchased by E.C. Gregory for the Contemporary Art Society, c.1953; donated by the Society to the Department of Circulation, Victoria and Albert Museum 1964 (Circ.74–1964)

The artist, who was also known as a portrait photographer under her second married name Li Osborn, began to make sculpture in about 1942 while living in Ascona. She was self taught. She made a number of portrait heads in bronze and terracotta, and ‘Three-fold Head’ is unusual in her work as in a style between these and the abstract, root-like shapes that she also made.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986

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