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Delphic Figures

Barbara Hepworth (Wakefield 1903 – St Ives 1975)

Category

Art / Oil paintings

Date

1956

Materials

Oil, pencil and gouache fabric and fibreboard

Measurements

760 x 380 mm

Place of origin

St Ives

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Collection

Dudmaston, Shropshire (Accredited Museum)

On show at

Dudmaston, Shropshire, Midlands, National Trust

NT 814221

Caption

The title of this work connects with Hepworth’s interest in Greek-related subjects following her visit to Greece in 1954. It shows tightly controlled interlocking figures and a technique of intersecting lines which relate to Cubism. 'Delphic Figures’ depicts a fusion of bodies, possibly in a family group. The family theme was an emotive one for Hepworth, particularly around the time of the collapse of her marriage to Ben Nicholson in 1950, followed by the death of her son in an air crash in 1953.

Summary

Oil painting with pencil and gouache fabric and fibreboard, Delphic Figures by Barbara Hepworth (Wakefield 1903 – St Ives 1975), 1956. A typical example of Hepworth's interest in Greco-Roman styles. Another piece by Barabara Hepworth, the bronze scuplture entitled 'Two Forms' from 1967, is also part of the collection at Dudmaston (National Trust Inventory Number 814369). A third piece by Hepworth, 'Surgical Operation', a pen and ink drawing (circa 1946 - 1949) is part of the collection at Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire (National Trust Inventory Number 769730) and was on loan to an exhibition being held at The Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex, 2013. Barbara Hepworth was married for a time to the artist Ben Nicholson whose work is also contained in the collection at Dudmaston (see National Trust inventory numbers 814222, 813622 and 814223). From 1939 onwards, Hepworth lived in the artistic hub of St. Ives in Cornwall, dying there in 1975 following an accidental fire in her studio.

Provenance

With The Zwemmer Gallery, 26 Litchfield Street, Charing Cross Road, London;Sir George Labouchere Collection.

Credit line

Dudmaston, The Sir George Labouchere Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

The Zwemmer Gallery label pasted on reverse.

Makers and roles

Barbara Hepworth (Wakefield 1903 – St Ives 1975), artist

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