John Skeaping Gazelle date not known

Artwork details

Artist
John Skeaping 1901–1980
Title
Gazelle
Date Date not known
Medium Alabaster
Dimensions Object: 195 x 331 x 127 mm, 8.6 kg
Collection
Lent by Mrs S Barclay 2001
On long term loan
Reference
L02393
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