Paul Mount (English, 1922 - 2009), "The Union", bronze sculpture, apparently unsigned. Abstracted figural sculpture depicting two figures embracing, with arms and legs conjoined to form a single entity, with two ovoidal piercings between embracing legs and arms; polished bronze with overall patination; with attached black stone base. Approximate height with base 5.125", width 8.25", depth 4". Provenance: John Whibley Gallery Ltd., London, whereby acquired by the Estate of Joseph Gilbert of Atlanta, Georgia on 2/26/69. Purchase receipt available upon request. Note: Mount, like his contemporaries and compatriots in the St. Ives School--Barabra Hepworth (English, 1903-1975), Denis Mitchell (English, 1912-1993) and John Milne (English, 1931-1978)--conceived of his work in relationship to the surrounding landscape.
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