Stabile with Mobile Elements (Maquette for 'Cypress')
Created by Lynn Chadwick
Usually date of exhibition rather than production
Object class: sculpture
Object type: maquette
Material: metal - brass, metal - copper, stone - slate
Description: Copper and brass on slate base. This is a model for a 13 ft (4 m) high piece that Chadwick made for the Regatta Restaurant at the Festival of Britain in 1951. The finished sculpture was sited in a small garden. The sinuous, tapering form and green colouring recall Cypress trees from which the work gets its sub-title.
Notes: In concept and construction it reflects Chadwick's experience as an exhibition designer. He had first used mobiles as a design feature for trade exhibition stands. He was commissioned to make the work by the architects, Jane Drew and Maxwell Fry.
Makers, Owners and Exhibitors
Owned by Tate Gallery
Catalogue number: T11967. Presented by the artist's estate in
Tate online: Art and Artists (previously General Collection)
http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=78614&searchid=11379 (accessed 2 September 2010)
Citing this record
'Stabile with Mobile Elements (Maquette for \'Cypress\')', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/object.php?id=ann_1283442472, accessed 12 Mar 2014]