Lot 218
  • 218

Henry Moore

Estimate
30,000 - 40,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Henry Moore
  • Seventeen reclining figures
  • signed Moore, inscribed drawing for lithograph and dated 1962 (lower right)
  • felt-tip pen and pencil on paper
  • 55.7 by 65.2cm., 21⅞ by 25⅝in.

Provenance

Galerie Gerald Cramer, Geneva
Private Collection (acquired in the late 1970s)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Literature

Ann Garrould (ed.), Henry Moore, Complete Drawings 1950-75,  London, 2003, vol. IV, no. AG 63.1 (HMF 3085), illustrated p. 169

Condition

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, attached to the overmount in two places along the upper edge. The sheet is slightly time-stained, the lower and right edges are unevenly cut. There are artist's pinholes to all four corners (not visible when framed). There is a small paper loss to the lower right corner and a 3cm long vertical tear to the right part of the extreme upper edge. There are a few minor creases in places and minor scuff marks. The composition is executed on the verso by the artist in felt-tip pens which have bled through to make the image recto Colours: The colours are warmer in the original when compared to the printed catalogue illustration.
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