Dryad by Eric Gill

Gill probably carved this nude female torso directly from the stone without making a preliminary model, as was his preferred method of working.

Details

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
21 x 14 x 5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £20,155; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1991
Vendor:
Mrs B A Stainton

This work exemplifies the artist's feeling for the texture of the stone and his fascination with the human body.

Provenance

Charles Handley-Read.

Venue details

The Higgins Bedford Castle Lane, BEDFORD Bedfordshire MK40 3XD 01234 718618 www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

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