Two Figures by the Sea Print by Barbara Hepworth

Two Figures by the Sea Print by Barbara Hepworth

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Gouttelette print, reproduced from an original work in 1952 by Barbara Hepworth in an exclusive partnership with Art Republic.

Often referred to as a drawing Two Figures by the Sea may be described more accurately as a painting. During World War II, two dimensional work was a necessary creative outlet for Hepworth and it continued to prove fundamental to her artistic output, important both in itself and as working process for her sculpture. The production of paintings enabled Hepworth's friends and clients to purchase work without the expense of acquiring a sculpture. As with the wartime pictures, a number of the figure drawings were sold to members of her immediate social circle.

Hepworth used her drawings as processes to work on ideas which would eventually translate into sculpture, achieving an abstract sense of space, form and texture through the use of transparent smooth layers and bold mark-making.

The print comes unframed and is posted rolled.

Materials: Gouttelette print on acid-free calcium carbonate buffered archival watercolour paper

Dimensions: 860 x 600 mm

These prints are printed using Rosenstiel's registered Gouttelette process. The Gouttelette process is based on digital technology, but has some quirks which are exclusive to Rosenstiel's and leads to an extraordinary quality.


Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. She was at the forefront of multiple avant-garde art movements, with wide-ranging interests that infused her work. Deeply spiritual and passionately engaged with political and technological change, Hepworth focused on the dynamic physical encounter with sculpture and how this could allow the viewer to both reflect on and alter their perceptions and experiences of the world.

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Barbara Hepworth

The Hepworth Wakefield opened in 2011 to house the Wakefield Council Permanent Art Collection and provide a legacy for Barbara Hepworth in the town in which she was born.

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