John Skeaping Buffalo 1930

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Artwork details

Artist
John Skeaping 1901–1980
Title
Buffalo
Date 1930
Medium Lapis-lazuli stone on marble base
Dimensions Object: 100 x 180 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983
Reference
T03767
Not on display

Display caption

John Skeaping and Alan Durst shared the enthusiasm for direct carving shown by Jacob Epstein’s Doves displayed on the plinth opposite. The carving of animals was particularly popular during this period because it was felt that they could be more easily abstracted than the human form.  As shown by Skeaping’s Fish, carved from a large ironstone pebble, such works combine fine carving with sensitive handling of the material.

August 2004

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