Property from the Collection of Dr Frank Rentsch
1898 - 1986
FAMILY GROUP SEATED AT TABLE
signed Moore and dated 48. (lower right)
pen and ink, crayon, watercolour and wash on paper
unframed: 22.5 by 29cm.; 8¾ by 11¼in.
framed: 55.5 by 73cm.; 21¾ by 28¾in.
Executed in 1948.
The work is attached to the mount with two strips of adhesive tape at each upper corner, verso. Left edge is neatly deckled. The work appears to be in very good overall condition.
A couple of minor nicks to the extreme edges. Minor tear with associated loss and light creasing to the upper right corner. Very minor soft vertical crease to the right of centre. The sheet undulates very slightly. Artist's pinholes to upper corners. Very minor time staining to the sheet. A few specks of surface dirt and matter.
The work is floated in a window mount, and presented in a painted wooden frame behind glass.
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Ann Garould (ed.), Henry Moore: Complete Drawings 1940-49, The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, 2001, Vol. 3, no. AG 48.35, illustrated p. 286
New York, Alex Rosenberg Gallery, Moore, the New Work: Working Models, Maquettes, Reliefs, Drawings, Etchings, Lithographs, 27 April - 4 June 1983
London, Waddington Galleries, Henry Moore, 3 June - 4 July 1992, no. 12
Lugano, Galleria Pieter Coray, Henry Moore: Desegni, Sculture, Grafica, 1993, no. 13