Property from the Collection of Dr Frank Rentsch
1898 - 1986
STUDIES FOR SCULPTURE
signed Moore. and dated 33 (lower right)
pencil, charcoal, watercolour, pen and ink and wash on paper
unframed: 37.5 by 54.5cm.; 14¾ by 21½in.
framed: 55.5 by 73cm.; 21¾ by 28¾in.
Executed in 1933.
The sheet is backed with a very fine Japan paper, with a few made up areas at corners and extreme edges, possibly touched-in places. The work is attached to the mount with adhesive tabs to the corners of the work and along the edges verso. The upper edge is neatly deckled. The left edge is neatly cut. The work appears in good overall condition.
Slight undulation. Minor rounding to upper corners and lower right corner. Small Artist's pinholes to the upper and lower right corners, and towards the center of the upper and lower edges. Several repaired tears in the lower left quadrant. Light mount staining towards the extreme edges. A few smudges to the work, and some specks of surface dirt and matter, and several small flecks of foxing.
The work is floated in a window mount, and held in a painted wooden frame behind glass.
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Ann Garrould (ed.), Henry Moore: Complete Drawings 1930-39, The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, London, 1998, Vol. 2, no. AG 33.32, illustrated p. 90