- John Hoskin 1921–1990
- Object: 533 x 724 x 178 mm
- Purchased 1961
T00412 STANDING FIGURE 1960
Mild steel, 21×28 1/2×7 (53×73×18), on wooden base, 1 3/4×10 3/4×7 1/2 (6×27×19).
Purchased from the Matthiesen Gallery (Knapping Fund and Grant-in-Aid) 1961.
Exh: Matthiesen Gallery, February–March 1961 (11).
Repr: Studio, CLXII, 1961, p.70.
The artist wrote (15 May 1961): ‘The piece you have is one of a series of standing figures which I started in October 1959. It is the first work in which I used sheet steel in conjunction with welding rods, fused together, following the use of sheet steel for the Christ at Bristol.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I