HENRY MOORE | RECLINING FIGURE: BONE SKIRT
80,000 - 120,000 USD
The Collector's Eye: Property from the Collection of Dr. M. Wallace and Mrs. Faega Friedman
1898 - 1986
RECLINING FIGURE: BONE SKIRT
incised with the artist's signature and number 3/9
overall: 8¼ by 29 by 21 in. 21 by 76.7 by 53.3 cm.
Conceived in 1977, this work is number 3 from an edition of 9, plus 1 artist's proof.
This work is in good and sound condition overall. The dark brown and green patina has very light rubbing visible to the torso. Under very close inspection, scattered superficial scratches and abrasions are visible along the edges of the figure.
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.
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This work is recorded in the archives of the Henry Moore Foundation.
Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist in November 1977)
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Acquired from the above by the present owner in April 1978
Alan Bowness, Ed., Henry Moore Complete Sculpture, 1955-1964, vol. 5, London 1986, cat. no. 722, p. 34, another example illustrated