Number three from an edition of six
Conceived in 1954-55 and first cast in bronze in 1991 under the supervision of the artist.
Sydney Harpley created Girl Asleep on a Chair in ciment fondu, the only material that, as an impoverished young sculptor, he could afford. The model was a student at the Royal College of Art where Sydney was working from 1953 to 1956. In 1991, a year before his premature death, we fulfilled his ambition of casting it in bronze; the resulting full edition quickly sold out.