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Jungfrau (Holz) Wooden Virgin
© DACS 2015

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Jungfrau (Holz) Wooden Virgin 1958

On Display Modern Two

  • Artist Rooms
This drawing relates to a sculpture of 1961 called 'Virgin'. Made of teak wood carved in simple geometric shapes, the sculpture is three metres long and lies on the ground with legs splayed, as shown in this work. Beuys's depictions of women often connected them to the natural world and seasonal cycles. The use of dark brown oil paint for the drawing suggests a connection with the earth, and the figure blends easily into its earthy surroundings. The circular stamp to the left of the drawing is likely a later addition.


  • Acc. No. AR00639
  • Medium Oil paint on paper
  • Size 18.00 x 23.70 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008