Dame Barbara HepworthTwo Figures (Heroes) 1954

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Artist
Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903‑1975)
Title
Two Figures (Heroes)
Date 1954
MediumOil paint and graphite on hardboard
Dimensionssupport: 1850 x 1220 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the executors of the artist's estate 1980
Reference
T03155

Catalogue entry

Dame Barbara Hepworth1903-1975

T03155 Two Figures (Heroes) 1954

Oil and pencil on hardboard

1830 x 1205 (72 x 42)

Inscribed in pencil 'Barbara Hepworth | 1954' t.l.
Inscribed on the back in pencil over two areas of white paint 'Barbara Hepworth | Two Figures (heroes) | oil Jan 1954 | 72" x 48" ' and 'dedicated to | Paul & John | pilot and navigator, killed February 13th 1953'

Presented by the executors of the artist's estate, in accordance with her wishes, 1980

Exhibited:
Barbara Hepworth: A Retrospective Exhibition of Carvings and Drawings from 1927-1954, Whitechapel Art Gallery, April-June 1954 (198)
Three British Artists: Hepworth, Bacon, Scott, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, 1954 (not in cat… (read more)

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