Girl on a Wheel 2

English
20th century
1959
Reg Butler (English, 1913–1981)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

74.93 cm (29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

60.1454

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze. Rough block cast separately. Nude girl, arms behind head, stands with right foot near rim of disc. Number 7 of 8 casts.


Trained as an architect, Butler began making sculpture in the 1940s. A contemporary of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, he became increasingly dedicated to depicting his own perceptions of reality: “I’m trying to make a sculpture as alive as I can. I’m trying to make it something you meet as you meet a human being.”

Signed

monogram RB 7/8 on disc

Provenance

Sold by The Hanover Gallery to the MFA for $1,170. (Accession Date: December 14, 1960)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Copyright

© The Estate of Reg Butler