Reclining Figure (Landscape Rosewall)
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Artist: Barbara Hepworth, British, 1903-1975
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Reclining Figure (Landscape Rosewall), with its horizontal peaks, greenish patina, rough texture, and enigmatic title, continues Hepworth's abstraction of the human form and the hilly landscape of Cornwall. The sculpture's shape is similar to a sculpture of a mother and child that Hepworth made in 1934, and to sculpture and drawing that she made in 1958-59.The latter works also have titles that reference places, most of them in Cornwall, including Trewyn, the location of the artist's studio. Rosewall likely refers to Ryswal, the name of a family located in the Cornish parish of Towednack, not far from Hepworth's studio.
Tom Slick: International Art Collector; William J. Chiego; 2009; p. 48-49