In 1947 Hepworth was invited to observe an operation at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital in Exeter by the surgeon Norman Capener, who had treated her daughter Sarah during a severe illness a few years earlier.


  • Title: Tibia Graft
  • Creator: Barbara Hepworth
  • Date Created: 1949
  • Physical Dimensions: 52.2 x 37.3 cm
  • Type: Work on paper
  • Rights: Barbara Hepworth © Bowness. Wakefield Permanent Art Collection (The Hepworth Wakefield). Purchased by Wakefield Corporation, 1951. Photography: Jerry Hardman-Jones
  • Medium: Oil and pencil on paper

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