Barbara Hepworth's Cantate Domino valued at $1.1m ahead of Bonhams sale



2015-06-26 13:49:36

Barbara Hepworth's Cantate Domino valued at $1.1m ahead of Bonhams sale

Barbara Hepworth's Cantate Domino is being sold at auction for the first time

Paul Fraser Collectibles,Tuesday 29July 2014

Dame Barbara Hepworth's Cantate Domino (1958) is to headline Bonhams' Modern British and Irish Art auction in London on November 17 with a 500,000-700,000 ($849,060-1.1m) estimate.

The piece is numbered two of an edition of six, and cast in bronze.

Hepworth domino Bonhams Barbara Hepworth is among the most successful British artists

This will be the first time a cast of this piece has been offered on the open market and is thus likely to attract significant attention from collectors.

Hepworth is proving hugely popular at present, resulting in significant growth in the value of her work.

In July last year her Curved Form (Bryher II) sold for an artist's record 2.4m ($3.6m) - a figure that was smashed less than a year later when her Figure in a Landscape made 4.1m ($7m) at Christie's London.

Rodric O'Conor's Pasysage Breton (1894) is likely to prove another highlight, with a valuation of 150,000-200,000 ($254,718-339,624).

The painting is thought to depict the landscape around Pont Aven in Brittany and displays the influence Paul Gauguin, who had befriended O'Conor earlier that year.

Later Gauguin invited him to travel to Tahiti, but O'Conor was forced to refuse due to a lack of funds.

In 2011, O'Conor's Landscape, Cassis (1913) achieved 337,250 ($541,000) at Sotheby's London.

You can check out our exciting range of art and photography memorabilia here.

Want to learn more about collecting? Our free newsletter is a great place to start.

Your collecting

View our stock items for sale | Portfolios for sale

Share on social media
Write a response...

The bookmarklet lets you save things you find to your collections.

Note: Make sure your bookmarks are visible.


Click and drag the Collect It button to your browser's Bookmark Bar.

collect it