Anthony Twentyman (1907 - 1989)
Slate sculpture on solid rectangular base, Altar Cross by Anthony Twentyman (1907 - 1989), 1970. This rectangular slate abstract sculpture has a tapering form and is incised with a simple line cross set in a circle. Shapes are carved out of the reverse indicating that Twentyman intended this piece to be viewed from both sides. 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 and slate sculpture 'Abstract Plaque' from 1970 (National Trust Inventory Number 814363), the bronze sculpture ‘Interlocking Arcs’ also from 1970 (National Trust Inventory Number 814364), 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)
Makers and roles
Anthony Twentyman (1907 - 1989), sculptor