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‘The Thinker’ Carved Kneeling Statue By A Student Of Hugh Casson

Stock No

32812

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2019
  • £2,245.00
  • €2,672 Euro
  • $2,898 US Dollar

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Item Description

This weathered kneeling statue titled ‘The Thinker’ was reputedly carved by a student of 20th century British architect and artist, Sir Hugh Casson. It depicts a small figure in a kneeling pose as if praying, sorrowful or in thought.
Once part of a private collection, this carving is one of several that we are selling, believed to be made by students of Sir Hugh Casson. He was a Professor at the Royal College of Art between 1953 and 1975. He reputedly tasked his students with finding a piece of stone from a WW2 bomb-damaged building and creating a carving. This resulted in stone sculptures of various design that may well have formed an exhibition at the Royal College.

Sir Hugh Casson
Sir Hugh Casson (1910-1999) rose to fame in 1951 when he was appointed Director of Architecture for the Festival of Britain. It was for this that he received his knighthood, remaining in the public eye for the rest of his career. With his architectural firm, Casson designed many distinguished buildings including the Elephant House at London Zoo and the Arts Faculty at the University of Cambridge. In later years, he became known for his observant works of watercolour.

CONDITION REPORT
Good structural condition. Weathered surface finish.

Item Info

Seller

UK HERITAGE

Seller Location

Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Item Dimensions

H: 44cm W: 26cm D: 30cm

Period

Circa 1960

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)1981 541155

+44 (0)778 6916288

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