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Naked Pigmy looking up to Naked Girl and Man on Tree and Naked: M.11A & B-2009

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Current Location: In storage


Naked Pigmy looking up to Naked Girl and Man on Tree and Naked


Sculptor: Gill, Eric




Two woodblock carvings, each with gesso on the front face. A is in the form of a smooth slender trunk with a single leaf projecting from the right side, three pairs of lanceolate leaves branching off the left, a stick-like man at the bottom seizing the lowest sideshoot, and a girl hanging on to the topmost shoot by her left hand. B is in the form of scrolling serrated edged leaves with a daisy head at the top, a kilted bearded man half-way up, and at the bottom, a naked woman with long hair, who is bending down and grasping the base of the plant as if to uproot it. Each is mounted on separate rectangular ebonized wood blocks, which are mounted on a larger, deep rectangular ebonized wood base.


History note: Robin Katz Fine Art, 13 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4SX from whom purchased by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum to celebrate their Centenary

Measurements and weight

Width: 3.5 cm
Width: 4.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Capel y Ffin ⪼ Wales

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009-12-01) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


20th Century, second quarter#
George V
Production date: AD 1927


Gill and his wife lived at Capel y Ffin between 1924 and 1928

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Base composed of wood ( ebonized)
Surface composed of gesso ( off whte)
Base For Both Depth 11.8 cm Height 6 cm Width 24.9 cm
B Base Depth 4.2 cm Height 2 cm Width 7 cm
A Base Depth 4.5 cm Height 2 cm Width 5.5 cm
B Height 17.7 cm
A Height 18.1 cm
Front Face

Materials used in production

blackened Wood

Techniques used in production

Carving : Wood, carved, blackened and gessoed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.11A & B-2009
Primary reference Number: 169748
Entry form number: 1034
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_11A & B_2009
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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