Barbara Hepworth's Artworks 1947 - 1962

Explore the sculptures and drawings that Hepworth made during the middle of her career

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Two Figures (1947) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Two Figures, 1947
Green crayon and pencil, pen and black ink
The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

The Hands and the Arm (1948) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

The Hands and the Arm, 1948
Oil and pencil on gesso-prepared panel
Peter Simon, London
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Tibia Graft (1949) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Tibia Graft, 1949
Oil and pencil on paper
Wakefield Permanent Art Collection (The Hepworth Wakefield)
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Fenestration of the Ear (The Microscope) (1948) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Fenestration of the Ear, 1948
Oil and pencil on board
Bought by the Leeds Art Fund, 1948 (Leeds Museums and Galleries) 
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Fenestration – The Magnifiying Glass, Stage 2 (1948) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Fenestration – The Magnifiying Glass, Stage 2, 1948
Oil and pencil on board
On loan from Bolton Library & Museum Services. Purchased with the assistance of a V&A Purchase Grant
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Three Figures – Project for Sculpture (1951) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Three Figures - Project for Sculpture, c. 1950
Oil and pencil on board

Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Barbara Hepworth, Turning Forms, 1950-1 installed in The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, May 2021. (2021)The Hepworth Wakefield

Turning Forms, 1950-1
Reinforced concrete, with a Snowcrete and Snowcem finish
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Barbara Hepworth, Contrapuntal Forms, 1950-1 installed in The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, May 2021 (2021)The Hepworth Wakefield

Contrapuntal Forms, 1950-51
Irish blue limestone
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Apollo (1951) in Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life, May 2021 (1951) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Apollo, 1951
Painted steel rod
Tate: Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to Tate 2005, accessioned 2006
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

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Vertical Forms, 1951
Hopton Wood Stone
University of Hertfordshire Art Collection
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Small Stone with Black Strings (1952) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Small Stone with Black Strings, 1952
Alabaster
Private Collection
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Drawing for Sculpture (Santorin) (1955) by Babara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Drawing for Sculpture (Santorin), 1955
Pencil and crayon on paper
Wakefield Permanent Art Collection (The Hepworth Wakefield)
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Configuration (Phira) (1955) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Configuration (Phira), 1955
Scented Guarea wood
Bought by the Leeds Art Fund, 1958 (Leeds Museums and Galleries)
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Involute II (1956) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Involute II, 1956
Bronze
On loan from a private collection
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Forms in Movement (Galliard) (1956) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Forms in Movement (Galliard), 1956
Copper
Private Collection
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Orpheus (Maquette I) (1956) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Orpheus (Maquette I), 1956
Brass and string
Accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government from Kate Ashbrook and allocated to the Hepworth Wakefield, 2019
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Oval Form (Wire Sculpture) (1957) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Oval Form (Wire Sculpture), 1957
Ink on paper
Hepworth Estate
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Project (Spring Morning) (1957) by Babara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Project (Spring Morning), 1957
Oil on board
Wakefield Permanent Art Collection (The Hepworth Wakefield)
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

The Seed (Project for Metal Sculpture) (1957) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

The Seed (Project for Metal Sculpture), 1957
Ink on paper
Wakefield Permanent Art Collection (The Hepworth Wakefield)
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

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Ascending Form (Gloria), 1958
Bronze
Wakefield Permanent Art Collection (The Hepworth Wakefield)
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Figure (Archaean) (1959) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Figure (Archaean), 1959
Shellac coated plaster & wood 
Prototype for casting in bronze 
Presented by the artist’s daughters, Rachel Kidd and Sarah Bowness, through the Trustees of the Barbara Hepworth Estate and the Art Fund, 2011
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Oval Form with Strings (1960) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Oval Form with Strings, 1960
Oil & pencil on board
On Loan from University of Birmingham: research and Cultural Collections
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Two Forms in Echelon (1961) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Two Forms in Echelon, 1961


Bronze
Private Collection
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Single Form (Chûn Quoit) (1961) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Single Form (Chûn Quoit), 1961
Bronze
Hepworth Estate
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Totem (1960-62) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Totem, 1960-62
White marble
Wakefield Permanent Art Collection (The Hepworth Wakefield)
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

Winged Figure Prototype (1961/1962) by Barbara HepworthThe Hepworth Wakefield

Prototype for Winged Figure, 1961-2
Aluminium, Isopon & aluminium rods
Presented by the artist’s daughters, Rachel Kidd and Sarah Bowness, through the Trustees of the Barbara Hepworth Estate and the Art Fund, 2011
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness

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