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Barbara Hepworth at work on the armature of a sculpture

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Barbara Hepworth at work on the armature of a sculpture, by Ida Kar, 1961 - NPG x88502 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barbara Hepworth at work on the armature of a sculpture

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1961
9 7/8 in. x 10 in. (250 mm x 253 mm)
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x88502


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  • Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), Sculptor; second wife of Ben Nicholson. Sitter in 28 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.

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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1508 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.

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In the year of Ida Kar's photograph, Hepworth's major retrospective opened at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. It was also the year in which she designed sets and costumes for Sir Michael Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage, which had its first performance at Covent Garden in January the following year.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG x88513: Barbara Hepworth at work on the armature of a sculpture ()
  • NPG x88517: Barbara Hepworth at work on the armature of a sculpture ()

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