Anthony Twentyman (1907 - 1989)
The slate and bronze materials together make you want to touch this sculpture. Though it is a small macquette it can be imagined as a large sculpture and when looking it you can imagine being quite small standing beside or on it. It is reminiscent of stepping stones in a river, a skeletal backbone, a series of ancient standing stones or row of houses.
Bronze on black rectangular slate plaque, Abstract plaque by Anthony Twentyman (1907 - 1989), 1970. Six bronze nuggets of various abstract forms positioned in interlocking line against black rectangular slate plaque. Anthony Twentyman was a personal friend of Sir George and Lady Rachel Labouchere who patronised his work. He came from a Wolverhampton family of exporters and lived near Dudmaston A number of other sculpture pieces by Twentyman can be seen within both the house and grounds at Dudmaston. These include the bronze sculpture ‘Interlocking Arcs’ from 1970 (National Trust Inventory Number 814364), ‘Altar Cross’ a slate sculpture on a solid rectangular base, also from 1970 (National Trust Inventory Number 814367) and the granite memorial to Sir George Labouchere’s dogs Katie and Jenny from 1974 (National Trust Inventory Number 814381).
Sir George Labouchere collection; handed to the National Trust by Sir George Labouchere under a Deed of Gift dated 30 September 1994
Dudmaston, The Sir George Labouchere Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
'AT' (incised monogram bottom right)
Makers and roles
Anthony Twentyman (1907 - 1989), sculptor