Maurice Lambert Swan exhibited 1932

Artwork details

Artist
Maurice Lambert 1901–1964
Title
Swan
Date Exhibited 1932
Medium Alabaster on slate base
Dimensions Object: 387 x 622 x 349 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by D.H. Conner 1932
Reference
N04640
Not on display

Display caption

Like Epstein's Jacob and the Angel and the sculptures opposite these works are carved from alabaster which probably originated in Derbyshire, England. One of the characteristics of alabaster is its translucency. The passage of light through the wing adds an appropriate lightness to Lambert's Swan, while Skeaping's Gazelle seems almost to glow. The softness of the stone facilitated the carving of the details of the gazelle and its accompanying palm tree.

August 2004

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