Osborne Samuel Gallery

Lynn Chadwick (London 1914-2003 Lypiatt Park)
Maquette for Winged Figures II, 1956
Iron and composition
H 42 x W 28 x D 24 cm
Provenance: the artist's studio; private collection, Paris, circa 1957 (acquired directly from the above); The Dina & Raphael Recanati Family Foundation; Osborne Samuel, London
Literature: Dennis Farr and Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick: Sculptor, With a Complete Illustrated Catalogue 1947-2003, Farnham, 2014, p. 139, cat. n° 207 (ill. b&w)
Exhibition: Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Hitchens and Chadwick, March-May 1957, n° 48

The Chadwick is an exceptional unique work from 1956, the year the sculptor won the Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale, when Giacometti came second. Maquette for Winged Figures II was also exhibited in 1957 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. It is made of an iron framework and composition. There is an energy and vitality between the figures.