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Henry Moore
1898 - 1986
RECLINING FIGURES
inscribed lithograph reclining lead figures (upper centre)
wax crayon, watercolour and wash and pencil on paper
29.5 by 24cm., 11 5/8 by 9 1/2 in.
Executed in 1947-49.
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Provenance

Mrs R. S. El-Khalidi, Cambridge, Massachusetts (acquired directly from the artist in 1953)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2019

Literature

Robert Melville, Henry Moore: Sculpture and Drawings, 1921-1969, London, 1970, no. 386, illustrated n.p.
Ann Garrould (ed.), Henry Moore, Complete Drawings 1940-49, London, 2001, vol. III, no. AG 47-49.36/HMF2427, illustrated p. 267
John Hedgecoe, Henry Moore: A Monumental Vision, Cologne, 2005, n.n., illustrated p. 117

Catalogue Note

'There are three fundamental poses of the human figure. One is standing, the other is seated, and the third is lying down… But of all the three poses, the reclining figure gives me the most freedom compositionally and spatially'

- Henry Moore

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