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HENRY MOORE | Maquette for Fallen Warrior

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  • Henry Moore
  • Maquette for Fallen Warrior
  • Bronze
  • Length: 10 5/8 in.
  • 27 cm
  • Conceived in 1956 and cast in an numbered edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof by the Gaskin Foundry, London in 1956.


E.V. Thaw, New York
Acquired from the above


William Grohmann, The Art of Henry Moore, London, 1960, illustrations of another cast pls. 166-67
Henry Moore, 80th Birthday Exhibition (exhibition catalogue), Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, Cartwright Hall & Lister Park, Bradford, 1978, illustration of another cast n.p. 
80/80 (exhibition catalogue), Thomas Gibson Fine Art, Ltd., London, 1978, illustration of another cast p. 27
David Mitchinson, Henry Moore Sculpture, London, 1981, illustration of another cast p. 138
Moore Mexico: Escultura, Dibujo, Grafica de 1921 a 1982 (exhibition catalogue), Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 1982, illustration of another cast p. 58
Alan Bowness, ed., Henry Moore, Complete Sculpture: 1955-64, vol. 3, London, 1986, no. 404, illustration of another cast pl. 23
Henry Moore (exhibition catalogue), Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, 1989,  illustration of another cast p. 180
Henry Moore: Sketch Models and Working Models (exhibition catalogue), South Bank Centre, London, 1990, illustrations of another cast pp. 18-19
Henry Moore 1898-1986 (exhibition catalogue), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1992, illustration of another cast p. 126
Henry Moore Sculpting the 20th Century (exhibition catalogue), Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 2001, illustration of another cast p. 199
Henry Moore: In the Light of Greece (exhibition catalogue), Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros, 2000, illustration of another cast p. 93
Henry Moore: Heads, Figures and Ideas (exhibition catalogue), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, 2002, illustration of another cast p. 63
Cubism and Its Legacy: The Gift of Gustav and Elly Kahnweiler (exhibition catalogue), London, 2004, illustration of another cast p. 85
David Mitchinson, ed., Celebrating Moore, Los Angeles, 1998, illustrations of another cast pp. 251-52
Henry Moore (exhibition catalogue), Tate Gallery, London, 2010, illustrations of another cast pp. 196 & 214
Karen Thomson, ed., The Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection, Montreal, 2015, no. 92, illustrated in color p. 89

Catalogue Note

"A carving might be several times over life size and yet be petty and small in feeling—and a small carving only a few inches in height can give the feeling of huge size and monumental grandeur, because the vision behind it is big. Example, Michelangelo’s drawings or a Masaccio madonna..." Henry Moore, "The Sculptor Speaks", in Listener, August 18, 1937, pp. 338–40

According to the Henry Moore Foundation, casts of this work are held in the collections of the Tate Gallery, London, The British Council and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

This work is recorded in the archives of the Henry Moore Foundation.