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Peter King

Peter King was a post-war British artist who initially made his reputation with carved wood abstracted figures and small bronze sculpture. King worked in many materials, including wood, bronze and stone, and was described as an 'action sculptor' for his late thrown metal works.

The exhibition Peter King (1928-1957): Retrospective was held at England & Co from 14 March to 12 April 2008. It included sculpture and works on paper plus screenings of his 1956 animated film The The Thirteen Cantos of Hell. An illustrated catalogue is available.

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 Drawings & works on paper   Prints   

Sculpture: miniatures   


Sculpture



Boat - Details


Boat c 1956
11.5 x 46.5 x 6 inches
Wooden construction, painted

Private collection


Ref: PEK0159
Totemic Figure - Details


Totemic Figure c 1956
63 x 11.5 x 3.5 inches
Wood

Private collection


Ref: PEK0005
Cloaked figure - Details


Cloaked figure c 1954
41 x 17.75 x 15.75 inches
Carved oak
Ref: PEK0003
Untitled (Head and shoulders) - Details


Untitled (Head and shoulders) c 1954
28.25 x 31 x 10.25 inches
Carved oak
Ref: PEK0127
Man with Cloak - Details


Man with Cloak c 1954
37.25 x 23.5 x 9.5 inches
Carved oak
Ref: PEK0001
Standing Figure - Details


Standing Figure c 1954
17 x 8 x 4.25 inches
Carved oak
Ref: PEK0006
Standing Figure - Details


Standing Figure c 1955
13.5 x 6.25 x 3 inches
Bronze

Edition available


Ref: PEK0010
Standing Figure - Details


Standing Figure c 1955
10.5 x 5 x 1.5 inches
Bronze
Ref: PEK0009
PK0004 wood head - Details


PK0004 wood head

Ref: PEK0004
Mother and Child - Details


Mother and Child c 1954
50 x 17.25 x 9 inches
Carved oak

Private collection


Ref: PEK0002
TUC Maquette - Details


TUC Maquette c 1955
13.5 x 20.5 x 3.5 inches
Composite
Ref: PEK0007
Standing Figure - Details


Standing Figure c 1956
11 x 7 x 3.5 inches
Bronze
Ref: PEK0185
Standing Figure - Details


Standing Figure c 1956
9.75 x 3 inches
Bronze
Ref: PEK0016
Standing Figure - Details


Standing Figure c 1955
13 x 5.5 x 2 inches
Bronze
Ref: PEK0020
Boat - Details


Boat c 1956
5.75 x 22.5 x 2 inches
Bronze

Private collection


Ref: PEK0158
Boat - Details


Boat c 1956
5.5 x 22 x 2 inches
Bronze

Henry Moore Institute collection


Ref: PEK0021
Standing Figure ii - Details


Standing Figure ii c 1957
9 inches tall
Aluminium
Ref: PEK0018
Standing Figure i - Details


Standing Figure i c 1957
9 inches tall
Aluminium
Ref: PEK0017
Standing Figure iii - Details


Standing Figure iii c 1957
9 inches tall
Aluminium

Private collection


Ref: PEK0019
Virgil - Details


Virgil c 1956
11.5 x 5 x 1.5 inches
Bronze

Private collection


Ref: PEK0184
Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1955
9 x 6.75 x 1.5 inches
Relief construction, lead mounted on painted board
Ref: PEK0124
Standing Figure with Cloak - Details


Standing Figure with Cloak c 1956
20 x 12 x 4.75 inches
Cement
Ref: PEK0049
Standing Figure Holding Head - Details


Standing Figure Holding Head c 1956
63 x 28.25 x 6.25 inches
Ciment fondu

Private collection.
A bronze edition has recently been cast of this work.


Ref: PEK0058
Horned Standing Figure - Details


Horned Standing Figure c 1954
11 x 4 x 1.5 inches
Carved slate

Private collection


Ref: PEK0008
Winged Figure - Details


Winged Figure c 1956
18 x 16 x 7 inches
Aluminium
Ref: PEK0135
Cockerel - Details


Cockerel c 1957
13.5 x 15.75 x 5.5 inches
Aluminium

Private collection


Ref: PEK0186
Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1956
14.5 x 9.5 x 6.75 inches
Aluminium and glass
Ref: PEK0037
Untitled (Tree face) - Details


Untitled (Tree face) c 1957
6.25 x 5 x 0.75 inches
Aluminium

Henry Moore Institute collection


Ref: PEK0060
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
3.75 x 2 inches
Aluminium
Ref: PEK0079
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
4.75 x 2 inches
Aluminium

Private collection


Ref: PEK0070
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
4.75 x 2.5 inches
Aluminium
Ref: PEK0072
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
3.25 x 1.75 inches
Aluminium

Private collection


Ref: PEK0082
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
4 x 2.25 inches
Aluminium
Ref: PEK0073
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
3.25 x 1.5 inches
Aluminium

Private collection


Ref: PEK0092
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
3.5 x 1.5 inches
Aluminium
Ref: PEK0076
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
3 x 2 inches
Aluminium
Ref: PEK0091
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
4.75 x 3.5 inches
Aluminium

Private collection


Ref: PEK0080
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
4.75 x 2.25 inches
Aluminium

Private collection


Ref: PEK0071
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
3.5 x 1.75 inches
Aluminium
Ref: PEK0081
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
3.25 x 1.75 inches
Aluminium
Ref: PEK0085
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
3.25 x 1.5 inches
Aluminium
Ref: PEK0084
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956
3.5 x 3 inches
Aluminium

Private collection


Ref: PEK0096