W H Lane & Son IMPORTANT SALE OF PAINTINGS, SCULPTURE, SILVER, JEWELLERY & STUDIO POTTERY - Thursday 28th September 2017
Bernard LEACH (British 1887 - 1979)CH CBE Horse and Rider A rare earthenware figure with mottled orange
and yellow colouring Made at St.Ives 1931 16.125"" (41cm) length This figure was one of a pair intended to be set on a house roof ridge tile. One figure showed the sprightly horseman leaving home in the morning while this figure shows the horseman returning tired in the evening.(Foot of horseman detached) Provenance: From the estate to Miss Margaret Reed. Margaret Reed got to know the Bernard Leach when a child in St Ives. She was given the pair of horses by the potter and they were mounted on the ridge tiles of her family home at Boskelly in Trencrom Lane Carbis Bay. When the house was sold she retained this figure whilst the second figure was passed to the new owner (recently exhibited Tate Gallery St Ives) Exhibited: Victoria & Albert Museum London 'The Art of Bernard Leach' 3rd March-8th May 1977, a retrospective exhibition to celebrate the 90th birthday of Bernard Leach. Literature: 'The Art of Berna Leach' by Carol Hogben: published by Faber & Faber 1978. Illustrated page 57 (a hardback catalogue of the retrospective hibition)This lot sold with a copy of this book and three letters to Margaret Reed form the V & A concerning the loan of this item to the exhibition.