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    Dame Elisabeth Frink, Walking Man, bronze, 1986, est. £150,000-250,000.

    Peter Randall-Page, Green Fuse, granite, 2008, est. £60,000-80,000.

    A total of 18 monumental works from the Jerwood Sculpture Collection, exhibited in the grounds of Ragley Hall in Warwickshire since 2005, are to be offered by Sotheby’s in London on May 10 and 11.  Included are works by Antony Gormley, Dame Elisabeth Frink and Peter Randall-Page, as well as three winners of the Jerwood Sculpture Prize – Judith Dean, Benedict Carpenter and Gereon Krebber.  The collection comes to the market with a combined estimate of £650,000 – £1,000,000.

    Dame  Elisabeth Frink’s Walking Man was the first sculpture to enter the Jerwood Collection in 1999. It belongs to a series of male nudes conceived in the mid-1980’s, all originally purchased by WH Smith Plc. for its headquarters in Swindon. It is estimated at  £150,000-250,000.  Peter Randall-Page’s monumental Cornish granite carving, Green Fuse was commissioned in 2007.  The title The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower, is taken from a 1934 poem by Dylan Thomas. The work draws on Indian temple sculpture and is estimated at £60,000-80,000.

    Alan Grieve, Chairman of the Jerwood Foundation commented: “We assembled the Jerwood Sculpture Collection over the last 12 years with the intention of offering an insight into the development of the medium in Britain. The sculptures offered for sale will include some important works from the generation who came to prominence in the 1950s, as well as a dynamic group of young sculptors working today. The works are being sold on behalf of the Jerwood Foundation to further its dedicated support of the visual and performing arts.”

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