HENRY MOORE | SEATED WOMAN
Property of a Private Collector, London
signed and dated 1959
pastel, watercolour and wash on paper
unframed: 28.5 by 23.5cm.; 11¼ by 9¼in.
framed: 55 by 49cm.; 21¾ by 19¼in.
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The sheet is hinged to the mount at each corner verso. There is a slight undulation to the sheet. The extreme corners are very slightly rounded and there are occasional nicks at the extreme sheet edges. There may be some variation to the red pigment due to time. There is a short vertical crease at the centre of the upper sheet edge. There are two faint scratches in the upper third with a further diagonal scuff towards the centre of the sheet. The sheet has minor uneven time staining and staining from a previous mount at the upper corners. There is some minor surface dirt and matter in places. This excepting the work appears to be in good overall condition.
The work is presented in a painted wooden frame, held under glass.
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Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London, where acquired by the present owner in 1969
Ann Garrould (ed.), Henry Moore; Complete Drawings 1950-76, Volume 4, The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, 2003, cat. no.HMF2986, p.144 (with incorrect illustration).
With a hand-written note to the backboard by a previous owner explaining the addition of the red wash by the Artist.