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Tiger: M.47-1982

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Tiger

Maker(s)

Skeaping, John (Sculptor)
Livingstone, Wally (Founder)

Description

Bronze. The tiger crouches, holding the head of a reptile in its mouth; on sloping oblong base. Signed on the top of the base by the left hind leg.

Notes

History note: Artist's proof

Legal notes

Given by Mr Paul Mellon, KBE

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.0 cm
Length: 39.7 cm

Relative size of this object

39.7 cm17 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982) by Mellon, Paul

Dating

1970s
Third quarter of 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1978

Note

John Rattenbury Skeaping, R.A. (1901–1980) was an English sculptor and equine painter. A leading figure in the move to ‘direct carving’, using the process of carving to suggest the final form, he was closely associated with Henry Moore, Richard Bedford and Barbara Hepworth (to whom he was married from 1925-1933).

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 14.7 cm Height 17.7 cm Width 39 cm
Plinth Depth 17.2 cm Height 2.7 cm Width 43 cm

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and patinated

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JOHN SKEAPING/78 A/P
  • Location: On the top of the base by the left hind leg
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.47-1982
Primary reference Number: 13441
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_47_1982
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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