1898 - 1986
MAQUETTE FOR SEATED WOMAN: THIN NECK
height (including base): 27cm.; 10½in.
height: (excluding base): 18.5cm.; 7¼in.
Conceived and cast in 1960, the present work is from the edition of 11 plus 1 Artist's Cast.
The work appears sound. The work appears to be in very good overall condition.
One or two areas of light rubbing, most notably to the protruding areas and to the upper torso and the back of figure. Some variation to the patina of the left proper side of the figure's legs, with one or two possible more minor instances elsewhere. One spot of oxidation to the piercing to the legs, with one or two possible more minor instances elsewhere. A few small pits to the surface. Light dirt to creviced areas, and a few specks of casting residue.
The work is attached to the Artist's bronze base with three screws. One or two minor roundings to the corners of the base.
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The Artist, from whom acquired by Louis and Charlotte Bergman, New York and Jerusalem, June 1961, by whom bequested to the previous owner, 2005
Their sale, Christie's, New York, 12 November 2018, lot 362, where acquired by the present owner
Robert Melville, Henry Moore: Sculpture and Drawings, 1921-1969, Thames and Hudson, London, 1970, p. 267, no. 594, illustrated (another cast)
Alan Bowness (ed.), Henry Moore: Complete Sculpture 1955-1964, Lund Humphries, London, 1986, Vol. 3, p. 46, no. 471, illustrated p. 47 (another cast)
Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Focus on the Collection: Henry Moore, July 2004 - March 2005, no. 64, p. 33, illustrated in the catalogue p. 52 (another cast)