Property from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
1898 - 1986
MOTHER AND CHILD (BONE)
incised with the artist's name twice and number 3/6 twice
7½ by 5¼ by 4½ in. 19.1 by 13.3 by 11.4 cm.
Executed in 1963, this work is number 3 from an edition of 6, plus 1 artist's proof cast by the Fiorini Foundry, London.
This work is recorded in the archives of the Henry Moore Foundation.
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. As to be expected with a work of this construction, a light layer of dust has accumulated in the deeper crevices of the sculpture. There is a light verdigris in the void between the two figures and in a few crevices on the back of the child.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Feingarten Gallery, Beverly Hills
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1974
Alan Bowness, Henry Moore. Complete Sculpture, 1955-64, Vol. 3, London 1986, cat. no. 511, p. 59, illustrated
Robert Melville, Henry Moore, Sculpture and Drawings, 1921-1969, New York 1970, cat. no. 663, illustrated