Not on display
- Ghisha Koenig 1921–1993
- Terracotta on wooden base
- Object: 410 x 510 x 266 mm
- Presented by Sarah Tuckman, the artist's daughter 1995
Ghisha Koenig was interested in the lives of the working class. From the mid-1950s onwards she regularly sketched people working in factories. These drawings were the source material for her sculptures.
The bronzes capture people in all their physical diversity, performing their allotted tasks with varying degrees of enthusiasm. As such they were not idealised visions of the dignity of labour but purported to be truthful records of factory life.
Gallery label, September 2004