T03751 Three-fold Head c.1953
Terracotta and wax 13 × 12 1/2 × 7 1/4 (330 × 320 × 180)
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.
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986