Modern British Art by James Woodford: Sacrifice, Cure, Prevention, and Aspiration: Figures for the British Medical Association, 1951 | www.LLFA.uk

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James Woodford:
Sacrifice, Cure, Prevention, and Aspiration: Figures for the British Medical Association, 1951

Unframed (ref: 576)

Original polished plaster maquettes with measurements in pencil, height 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.), base 4 x 3 3/8 in. (10 × 8 cm.)

Tags: allegory architecture



 Provenance: acquired directly from the artist’s son
Literature: Royal Academy, summer exhibition, 1951 (no. 1037); Royal Academy 1955, no 1273

The British Medical Association headquarters were designed by Edward Lutyens and completed in 1925. Woodford was commissioned to produce these four heroic figures in 1951 as part of a scheme overseen by S. Rowland Pierce for a War Memorial in the Court of Honour at the association’s headquarters in Tavistock Square, London. The four figures were set on pedestals around a fountain. The main water-basin and the finished statues are in Portland stone. We are grateful to James Woodford and Malinda Conner McLean for assistance.


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