‘The Gossips’ Set of 3 Life-size Figurative Statues

GBP 8,795.00

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Object Description

Introducing ‘The Gossips’; a set of 3 life-size figurative statues by dating from the 20th century by an unknown artist. The set depicts a trio of highly stylised, abstract female forms stood as if casually chatting. One stands with arms crossed while another raises the back of her hand to her face as if whispering. About what, we do not know. We can only assume they gossip about the words with which each is inscribed:

“In the room the women come and go talking of Michelangelo.”

“I have heard the mermaids singing each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me.”

“Between the idea and the reality lies the shadow.”

(Excerpts taken from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and The Hollow Men by T. S. Eliot)

Together, the trio are a striking set for a garden or interior. Made from ceramic stoneware, each have a natural stone look with beautiful weathering, detailed simply with hints of blue and pale red that draw attention to the heads and the worded panels.

Individual Dimensions (cm)

Left – H64 x W38 x D30
Centre – H151.5 x W37 x D33
Right – H167.5 x W47 x D34

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Weathered. Some firing shrinkage cracks. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

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