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Reclining Figure (Pompeii)

James Butler (born 1931)



5 ¾ x 8 x 3 ¾ inches

Originally bought From the Piccadilly Gallery, London, November 1962 for £50

'Chris Beetles Summer Show', 2017, No 186

From an edition of six
On a visit to Pompeii in the early 1950s, as part of a scholarship from the City and Guilds of London Art School, James was greatly influenced by the petrified figures, frozen in time by the disaster. He wrote 'These figures were like a half way between sculptures and real figures giving them a timeless yet human look. I was most impressed by them and made a number of sculptures with the same feeling.'

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