Maurice Lambert

Swan

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

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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.

Gallery label, August 2004

Catalogue entry

N04640 SWAN 1932
 
Inscr. ‘M.L.’
Alabaster, 15 1/4×24 1/2×13 3/4 (38·5×62×35), on black slate base, 2 7/8×14×10 1/2 (7·5×35·5×26·5).
Presented by D. H. Conner 1932.
Exh: Lefevre Gallery, May 1932 (18).

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Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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