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Henry Moore, O.M., C.H.
FIGURES IN THE WOOD AND PROMETHEUS SHOWS MINERVA THE STATUE
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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Henry Moore, O.M., C.H.
FIGURES IN THE WOOD AND PROMETHEUS SHOWS MINERVA THE STATUE
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Details & Cataloguing

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Henry Moore, O.M., C.H.
1898-1986
FIGURES IN THE WOOD AND PROMETHEUS SHOWS MINERVA THE STATUE
signed and variously inscribed
pencil, wax crayon, pastel, gouache and watercolour on paper
28.5 by 23.5cm.; 11¼ by 9¼in.
Executed in 1949-50.
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Provenance

The Artist's Family

Exhibited

Perry Green, Henry Moore Foundation, Moore and Mythology, 3rd April - 23rd September 2007, cat. no.24, with tour to Musée Bourdelle, Paris.

Literature

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 49-50.6, illustrated p.297. 

Catalogue Note

‘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.

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