Lot 2
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Henry Moore, O.M., C.H.

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  • Henry Moore, O.M., C.H.
  • Seated Woman with Seated Figure in Background
  • signed and dated 48.
  • pencil, wax crayon, watercolour and chalk on paper


Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, where acquired by the family of the present owner, 12th January 1961


Ann Garrould (ed.), Henry Moore Complete Drawings 1940-49, Vol. 3, The Henry Moore Foundation in Association with Lund Humphries, Aldershot, 2001, cat. no.AG 48.22, illustrated p.282.

Catalogue Note

The present work is composed of elements also found in a related drawing dated circa 1948 (HMF 2441).

‘Every few months I stop carving for two or three weeks and do life drawing… Drawing keeps one fit, like physical exercises – perhaps like water to a plant – and it lessens the danger of repeating oneself and getting into a formula. It enlarges one’s repertoire, one’s form experience’ (Henry Moore, quoted in Philip James (ed.), Henry Moore on Sculpture, MacDonald, London, 1968, p.146).