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Pointer: M.46-1982

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Pointer

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Skeaping, John
Founder: Livingstone, Wally

Entities

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Description

Bronze. The dog stands with its left foreleg raised; on oblong base. Signed on the top of the base next to the hind feet.

Notes

History note: Artist's proof

Legal notes

Given by Mr Paul Mellon, KBE

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.1 cm
Length: 34.5 cm

Relative size of this object

34.5 cm20.1 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).

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 10.3 cm Height 20.4 cm Width 35.5 cm
Plinth Depth 11.9 cm Height 2.4 cm Width 32.8 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 next to the hind feet
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.46-1982
Primary reference Number: 13442
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_46_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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