HENRY MOORE | MAN AND WOMAN ON BEACH
15,000 - 25,000 GBP
1898 - 1986
MAN AND WOMAN ON BEACH
pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, watercolour, wash, chinagraph and gouache on paper
23.5 by 32.5cm.; 9¼ by 12¾in.
Executed in 1981.
The sheet is attached to the mount with tabs of adhesive tape at each corner and along the upper and lower edges at intervals. The sheet undulates slightly in places, in keeping with the Artist's working methods and materials. There is a faint crease to the upper left corner. There are a few specks of staining just below the right hand figure. There is possible light surface dirt in places and one or two possible handling marks at the extreme edges of the sheet. This excepting, the work appears in excellent overall condition.
The sheet is window mounted in a double-sided mount and held within a painted wooden frame. There is a further sketch by the same hand to the verso, which is also visible in the current double-sided frame.
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Raymond Spencer Co.
Grant Fine Art, Newcastle, County Down
Pym Gallery, London
Fischer Fine Art, London, 1985
Rex Irwin Gallery, Woollahra, where acquired by the previous owner
Their sale, Christie's London, 9th December 1998, lot 698
Ann Garrould (ed.), Henry Moore Volume 5 Complete Drawings 1977-81, The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, London, cat. no.AG 81.349, illustrated p.239.
Woollahra, Australia, Rex Irwin Gallery, Henry Moore 1898-1986, 1990.
With a further work by the same hand to the verso, Reclining Figure.