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© Bowness, Hepworth estate. Photo credit: The Pier Arts Centre

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The human figure was a central theme of Hepworth's early career. This drawing is related to a series of figure carvings that the artist made between 1928 and 1931. The emphasis on hands, arms and torso gives the figure a sense of monumentality and mass. Hepworth returned to drawing the figure at regular intervals throughout her career, often at moments of transition. 1929 was a key period in her development.

The Pier Arts Centre

Stromness

  • Date

    1929–1930

  • Medium

    oil & pencil on board

  • Measurements

    30.5 x 26 cm

  • Accession number

    PAC 13

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979

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The Pier Arts Centre

Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney Islands KW16 3AA Scotland

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