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Standing Group No.2 (large version), 1952

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KENNETH ARMITAGE

Bronze
103.5 x 47.3 x 38.1
Conceived in 1952 and cast in an edition of 6

(the Estate archives and artist’s notebooks do not record the exact edition size. At this time in the artist’s career, when working on a bronze of this scale, the edition size was usually limited to 6)

Provenance
The Artist.
Marlborough Fine Art, London, 1969 (directly from the artist whom they represented).
Marlborough Fine Art, New York, USA.
Arte Contacto, Caracas, 1975 (purchased from the above).
Private collection, Florida, USA.
Osborne Samuel, London (purchased from the above, 2019).

Literature
Roland Penrose, Kenneth Armitage (Amriswil: Bodensee-Verlag, 1960), ill. plate 7 (with incorrect dimensions).
Exhibition catalogue, Kenneth Armitage, (Arts Council touring exhibition, 1972-3), essay by Alan Bowness (unpaginated), ill.
Charles Spencer, Kenneth Armitage, Alecto Monographs 1 (London: Academy Editions, 1973), ill. p. 6.
Tamsyn Woollcombe (ed.), Kenneth Armitage: Life and Work, London, 1997, ill.p.35, no. KA28.
James Scott and Claudia Milburn, The Sculpture of Kenneth Armitage, London, Lund Humphries, 2016, ill.p.94, no.22, (another cast ill.).

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