RECLINING STRINGED FIGURE
signed and numbered 5/5 on the underside
polished bronze with brass wire
width: 25.5cm.; 10in.
height (including base): 12.5cm.; 5in.; height (excluding base): 9.5cm.; 3¾in.
Conceived in 1939 and cast in 1982, the present work is number 5 from the edition of 5.
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The sculpture appears sound. There are small scattered instances of pitting to the surface, in line with the Artist's working methods. There is some minor discolouration to the bronze polish in the circle enclosed by wire to the left, with a probable faint associated very small scuff and scratch. There are a small number of very faint scuffs to the surface of the work, most only visible in a raking light. There are a few very minor warps to the brass stringing, only visible upon close inspection. There appears to be a few tiny flecks of oxidation to some of the piercings for the stringing. There is light dust to the work. This excepting, the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
The work is attached to a wooden base.
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Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York, 1984, where acquired by Private Collection, U.S.A.
The Estate of E. Franklin Robbins, U.S.A.
Private Collection, Australia
Acquired by the present owner in 2019
Alan Bowness (ed.), Henry Moore, Complete Sculpture 1980-1986, Volume 6, The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, London, 1999, p.30, illustrated cat. no.199a, illustrated p.30 (another cast).
New York, Alex Rosenberg Gallery, Henry Moore: Recent Work, Sculpture and Graphics and Drawing, 4th May - 2nd June 1984 (another cast).