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ID: 700001732
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Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Blue and green (arthroplasty) (painting (visual work); Barbara Hepworth (English sculptor and draftsman, 1903-1975)...; 1947; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; 1959-0009-1)
Note: For two years from mid-1947, Barbara Hepworth made a series of drawings based on her observations of surgical operations. The drawings came about through Hepworth’s friendship with Norman Capener, the surgeon who had earlier operated on her daughter Sarah for osteomyelitis. He suggested that because of her sculptural interest in anatomy Hepworth might like to watch an operation. She observed operations first at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital in Exeter, and later in London at the National Orthopaedic Hospital and the London Clinic. She made notes in the operating theatre with a pen and sterilised pad, and executed the works immediately afterwards while the scene was fresh in her memory.
Blue and green (arthroplasty) (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
painting (visual work) [300033618] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Visual Works (hierarchy name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1947

Creator Display:
Barbara Hepworth (English sculptor and draftsman, 1903-1975) [preferred,VP]
Term Not Found [500010387]
Current: Term Not Found (ULAN Candidate) (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 1959-0009-1
Credit Line: Purchased 1959 with Lindsay Buick Bequest funds
Other: Creation: England [7002445] United Kingdom (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: oil and pencil on card
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)
graphite pencils [300022443]
.......(Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name), Tools and Equipment (hierarchy name), equipment, <equipment by process>, image-making equipment, Zeichen- und Schreibzubehör Entwurfs-, Zeichen- und Schreibzubehör nach spezifischem Typus Entwurfs-, pencils (drawing and writing equipment))
cardboard [300014224]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber by product>, <fiber by product>, paper (fiber product), <paper by form>, pasteboard (paper))

Dimensions: Image 309 (Height) x 409 (Width) x mm; Frame 457 (Height) x 562 (Width) x 41 (Depth) mm
General Subject:
human figures (preferred)

Specific Subjects:
arthroplasty [300379295]
.....(Activities Facet, Functions (hierarchy name), functions (activities), <functions by specific context>, health care functions, surgery (health care function)) (AAT)
surgeons [300025810]
.....(Agents Facet, People (hierarchy name), people (agents), <people by occupation>, <scientists and people in science-related occupations>, <people in science-related occupations>, <people in health and medicine>, physicians) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Blue and green (arthroplasty)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa online (2000-), accessed 15 August 2012
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
Subject: ....... [VP]
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) Victoria Robson, accessed 15 August 2012
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