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Lot 36

▲James Butler RA: The Bather (ARR applies)

bronze, variegated patination
signed and dated Butler 83
and inscribed casting III/VI, ‘72 and with foundry stamp
176cm.; 69ins high

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000
Starting bid £8,000
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Born London 1931

Member of the Royal Academy of Arts

Member of the Royal West of England Academy

Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors

Major commissions include:

Twice life-size portrait statue of President Kenyatta, Nairobi, Kenya.

Monument to Freedom Fighters of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.

Portrait statue of Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis, Wellington Barracks,

Birdcage Walk, London.

Anniversary Fountain - Dolphin Fountain, Dolphin Square, London.

Portrait bronze bust of Sir Frank Whittle, RAF Club, Piccadilly, London.

Memorial for Fleet Air Arm - "Daedalus", Thames Embankment. London.)

Six life size bronze figures for Royal Ascot project

Work for the Royal Mint:

Royal Seal of the Realm commissioned by the

Royal Mint for HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Royal Jubilee Commemorative Medal.

The 50 pence coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Roger Bannister's 4 minute mile.

The Nelson Crown Piece to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Lord Nelson.


This lot is sold with the original bill of  sale from the Richard Hagen Gallery, together with a signed copy of a 1992  exhibition catalogue and other  related material.

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