Frederick Edward McWilliam (British, 1909-1992) Maquette for Witch of Agnesi 27.2 cm. (10 3/4 in.) high
Lot 14AR
Frederick Edward McWilliam
(British, 1909-1992)
Maquette for Witch of Agnesi 27.2 cm. (10 3/4 in.) high
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 10,758) inc. premium

Lot Details
Frederick Edward McWilliam (British, 1909-1992)
Maquette for Witch of Agnesi
signed with initials and numbered '2/3/MCW' (on the base)
bronze with a black patina
27.2 cm. (10 3/4 in.) high
Conceived in 1959

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Sale; Christie's, London, 4 June 1999, lot 175
    Sale; Christie's, London, 10 June 2005, lot 152
    Private Collection, Ireland

    The present work relates to a monumental version first shown in the 1960 Open Air Sculpture Exhibition staged in London's Battersea Park. In an interview given to The Times, published 17 March 1960, the artist notes 'I wanted a name for the concave-convex combination and discovered that the mathematician Maria Asegni [sic] had invented a curve so called' (Denise Ferran & Valerie Holman, The Sculpture of F.E. McWilliam, Lund Humphries in association with the Henry Moore Foundation, Farnham, 2012, p.126). The scale plaster version of the present cast is held in the collection of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Down.
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