Property from the Antoinette and Patrick Murphy Collection
THREE IDEAS FOR SCULPTURE
watercolour, pastel and wax crayon on paper
25.5 by 36cm.; 10 by 14¼in.
Executed in 1982.
The sheet appears to be sound, and is very slightly unevenly cut in the extreme lower left corner, only visible upon close inspection. The sheet undulates very slightly in places, in keeping with the Artist's materials and working methods. There are one or two spots of possible foxing at the lower edge. There is some very light surface dirt in places. This excepting the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
The sheet is window mounted and held behind glass in a simple wooden frame.
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Acquired directly from the Artist by the present owners in 1982
London, Fischer Fine Art, Henry Moore, 1982, cat. no.6.
Ann Garrould (ed.), Henry Moore, Complete Drawings 1982-83, Vol.6, The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, London, 1994, cat. no.AG82.57, illustrated p.31.