Fish (W47)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Fish

Made in

London

Date

1982

Description

Representation of a fish, the body made of carved Jelutong wood, the fins and tail in sycamore and lime, painted in blues, greens and pinks.

Materials and techniques

Main body made from Jelutong wood, with fins and tail in sycamore and lime. Glued together to leave an internal cavity. After final carving, the body is opened up and the inside finished to leave a consistently thick skin to the fish. Colouring achieved with a silver finish followed by a transparent colouring, then layers of wax to seal and protect.

Dimensions

length:  168cm
depth:  20cm
height:  58cm
height (tail fin):  42cm

Object number

W47

Category

On view

Short term loan for display in Great & Small: Animals in Craft at Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City, 28/07/2018 - 14/10/2018.
  • Fish, Howard Raybould, 1982, Crafts Council Collection: W47.