Catalogue entry

T03756 Man with a Bird 1929

Serravezza marble 35 × 8 × 7 1/2 (890 × 203 × 190)
Inscribed ‘ML’ r. of base
Transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1983
Prov: ...; presented by D.H. Conner to the Department of Architecture and Sculpture, Victoria and Albert Museum 1930 (A.35–1930)
Exh: New Sculpture by Maurice Lambert, Arthur Tooth and Sons, June–July 1929 (8)
Lit: Edmund Dulac, ‘The Work of Maurice Lambert’, Studio, XCVIII, 1929, pp.504–8, repr. p.506

This sculpture was previously catalogued as 6096 and described in error as having been transferred to the Tate Gallery in 1952. The artist wrote to the Gallery on 8 September 1957:

‘Man with a Bird’, a very early work in marble...I suppose it made its way to the Tate, and I rather wish it hadn't.

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