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Reference:5711 Michael Ayrton, 1996

Head of Michael Ayrton, facing./

A representation of the minotaur.

By Ian Rank-Broadley.

Bronze, cast. 100 mm. square.

Condition: Extremely Fine

Notes:

Issued by the British Art Medal Society in 1996 in an edition of 59.

Michael Ayrton (1921-75), painter, sculptor, writer and broadcaster; the obverse is based on a self-portrait executed in 1961, and the reverse on an archetype of a mythologiccal creature, half-man and half-bull. This vision much occupied Ayrton, and the design is taken from one of his etchings. 

References:

The Medal 29 (1996), 141-42.

Eimer 2192