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Dame Barbara Hepworth, 1903–1975, British
1948 to 1949
Blue limestone (Ancaster stone)
Overall: 47 × 26 1/2 × 15 inches (119.4 × 67.3 × 38.1 cm) and Base or socle: 14 1/2 × 3 3/4 × 2 inches (36.8 × 9.5 × 5.1 cm)

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Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Virginia Vogel Mattern in memory of her husband, W. Gray Mattern, Yale BA 1946
Copyright Status:
© Bowness
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
abstract art
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Penelope Curtis, Barbara Hepworth's 'Biolith', 1948-49, Burlington Magazine, vol. 148, no. 12, December 2006, pp. 841-2, fig. 53, 54, N1 B87 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Penelope Curtis, Barbara Hepworth, Tate Britain, London, 1998, p. 17, No. 13, NJ18 H44 C86 1998 (YCBA)

Martina Droth, Britain in the world: Highlights from the Yale Center for British Art in honor of Amy Meyers, Yale University Press, New Haven, London, p. 152, N6761 .Y33 2019 (LC) (YCBA)

Sally Festing, Barbara Hepworth, a life of forms , Viking, London, 1995, pp. 182-3, 200, NJ18 H44 F47 1995 (YCBA)

Matthew Gale, Barbara Hepworth, works in the Tate Gallery Collection and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives , Tate Publishing, London, 1999, pp. 116, 118, NJ18 H44 G32 1999 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Dame Barbara Hepworth, A pictorial autobiography, Praeger, New York, NY, 1970, p. 57, no. 161, NJ18 H44 A3 1970 (YCBA)

Josef Paul Hodin, Barbara Hepworth, Editions du Griffon, Neuchatel, Suisse, 1959, p. 167, no. 155, NJ18 H44 A12 +H6414 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Exhibition of works by John Constable, Matthew Smith, Barbara Hepworth, organised by the British Council, 1950 , Lund Humphries, London, 1950, no. 79, N6768 E92 1950 (YCBA)

Miranda Phillips, Barbara Hepworth sculpture garden, St Ives, Tate Publishing, London, 2002, p. 15, NJ18 H44 P55 2002 (YCBA)

Carvings and Drawings, Lund Humphries, London, 1952, pp. 122-123, J18 +H44 952R (LSF)

Whitechapel Art Gallery, Barbara Hepworth, a retrospective exhibition of carvings and drawings from 1927-1954 , London, 1954, pl. M, xcat A (LSF)

Exhibitions, Architectural Review, vol. 107, April 1950, p. 279, no. 3, NA1 A737 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

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