Atalanta, 1946-47

Dora Gordine, Atalanta, bronze, 1946-7
Dora Gordine, Atalanta, 1946-47, bronze, 42.6 x 46.3 x 28.9 cm. Cast by Morris Singer.

In ancient Greek myth Atalanta was the daughter of Lasus and Clymene. In a 1949 issue of the art journal Apollo, Mary Sorrell described the figure as ‘wonderfully alive in her full sculptural grace’. Dame Freya Stark bought a cast of the work in the 1950s.

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