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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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Sculpture: miniatures   


Sculpture



Boat - Details


Boat c 1956

Wooden construction, painted
11.5 x 46.5 x 6 inches
SOLD

Ref: PEK0159
Totemic Figure - Details


Totemic Figure c 1956

Wood
63 x 11.5 x 3.5 inches
SOLD

Ref: PEK0005
Cloaked figure - Details


Cloaked figure c 1954

Carved oak
41 x 17.75 x 15.75 inches

Ref: PEK0003
Untitled (Head and shoulders) - Details


Untitled (Head and shoulders) c 1954

Carved oak
28.25 x 31 x 10.25 inches

Ref: PEK0127
Man with Cloak - Details


Man with Cloak c 1954

Carved oak
37.25 x 23.5 x 9.5 inches

Ref: PEK0001
Standing Figure - Details


Standing Figure c 1954

Carved oak
17 x 8 x 4.25 inches

Ref: PEK0006
Standing Figure - Details


Standing Figure c 1955

Bronze
13.5 x 6.25 x 3 inches
SOLD

  Edition available

Ref: PEK0010
Standing Figure - Details


Standing Figure c 1955

Bronze
10.5 x 5 x 1.5 inches

Ref: PEK0009
PK0004 wood head - Details


PK0004 wood head




Ref: PEK0004
Mother and Child - Details


Mother and Child c 1954

Carved oak
50 x 17.25 x 9 inches

  Private collection

Ref: PEK0002
TUC Maquette - Details


TUC Maquette c 1955

Composite
13.5 x 20.5 x 3.5 inches

Ref: PEK0007
Standing Figure - Details


Standing Figure c 1956

Bronze
11 x 7 x 3.5 inches
SOLD

Ref: PEK0185
Standing Figure - Details


Standing Figure c 1956

Bronze
9.75 x 3 inches

Ref: PEK0016
Standing Figure - Details


Standing Figure c 1955

Bronze
13 x 5.5 x 2 inches

Ref: PEK0020
Boat - Details


Boat c 1956

Bronze
5.75 x 22.5 x 2 inches
SOLD

Ref: PEK0158
Boat - Details


Boat c 1956

Bronze
5.5 x 22 x 2 inches

  Henry Moore Institute collection

Ref: PEK0021
Standing Figure ii - Details


Standing Figure ii c 1957

Aluminium
9 inches tall

Ref: PEK0018
Standing Figure i - Details


Standing Figure i c 1957

Aluminium
9 inches tall

Ref: PEK0017
Standing Figure iii - Details


Standing Figure iii c 1957

Aluminium
9 inches tall
SOLD

Ref: PEK0019
Virgil - Details


Virgil c 1956

Bronze
11.5 x 5 x 1.5 inches

  Private collection

Ref: PEK0184
Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1955

Relief construction, lead mounted on painted board
9 x 6.75 x 1.5 inches

Ref: PEK0124
Standing Figure with Cloak - Details


Standing Figure with Cloak c 1956

Cement
20 x 12 x 4.75 inches

Ref: PEK0049
Standing Figure Holding Head - Details


Standing Figure Holding Head c 1956

Ciment fondu
63 x 28.25 x 6.25 inches

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

Ref: PEK0058
Horned Standing Figure - Details


Horned Standing Figure c 1954

Carved slate
11 x 4 x 1.5 inches

  Private collection

Ref: PEK0008
Winged Figure - Details


Winged Figure c 1956

Aluminium
18 x 16 x 7 inches

Ref: PEK0135
Cockerel - Details


Cockerel c 1957

Aluminium
13.5 x 15.75 x 5.5 inches
SOLD

Ref: PEK0186
Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1956

Aluminium and glass
14.5 x 9.5 x 6.75 inches

Ref: PEK0037
Untitled (Tree face) - Details


Untitled (Tree face) c 1957

Aluminium
6.25 x 5 x 0.75 inches

  Henry Moore Institute collection

Ref: PEK0060
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
3.75 x 2 inches

Ref: PEK0079
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
4.75 x 2 inches
SOLD

Ref: PEK0070
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
4.75 x 2.5 inches

Ref: PEK0072
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
3.25 x 1.75 inches
SOLD

Ref: PEK0082
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
4 x 2.25 inches

Ref: PEK0073
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
3.25 x 1.5 inches
SOLD

Ref: PEK0092
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
3.5 x 1.5 inches

Ref: PEK0076
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
3 x 2 inches

Ref: PEK0091
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
4.75 x 3.5 inches
SOLD

Ref: PEK0080
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
4.75 x 2.25 inches
SOLD

Ref: PEK0071
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
3.5 x 1.75 inches

Ref: PEK0081
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
3.25 x 1.75 inches

Ref: PEK0085
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
3.25 x 1.5 inches

Ref: PEK0084
Untitled (Figure) - Details


Untitled (Figure) c 1956

Aluminium
3.5 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: PEK0096