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Henry Moore

Ideas for Metal Sculpture

Property Sold to Benefit the O'Donnell Foundation

Henry Moore

Henry Moore

Ideas for Metal Sculpture

Ideas for Metal Sculpture

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Property Sold to Benefit the O'Donnell Foundation

Henry Moore

1898 - 1986

Ideas for Metal Sculpture


signed Moore. and dated 34 (lower right)

pen and ink, brush and ink, ink wash and watercolor on paper

14¾ by 10⅞ in.

37.5 by 27.6 cm.

Executed in 1934.

Executed on cream wove paper which has been backed by another sheet. The sheet is hinged at two places along the top edge verso, with picture corners securing the two bottom corners, to a window mat. Artist pinholes at all four corners, with one associated loss to the lower right corner. Two repaired tears at the left edge towards the upper corner, with 1/4 inch associated loss at the upper tear. One 1-inch flattened crease to the right edge towards the lower corner. Very minor scattered dots of foxing throughout. Two punctures at the center left of the sheet. One 1/8 inch tear to the right edge, towards the upper edge. There is moderate discoloration to the edges of the sheet, possibly from a previous acidic mat, and there are some diagonal streaks of discoloration, likely from the glue adhesive that joined the two sheets. This work is in overall good condition.


Framed: 22⅜ by 18⅜ in. (56.8 by 46.7 cm.)


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Curt Valentin, New York
Estate of Lucille G. Murchison, Dallas
Ron Hall Gallery, Dallas
Acquired from the above in 2003 by the present owner
Robert Melville, Henry Moore: Sculpture and Drawings, 1921-1969, 1970, pl. 112, illustrated
Kenneth Clark, Henry Moore Drawings, 1974, pl. 71, illustrated
Alan Wilkinson, Henry Moore Remembered, The Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Toronto, 1987, p. 87, illustrated 
Ann Garrould, ed., Henry Moore: Complete Drawings 1930-39, vol. II, London, 1998, no. AG 34.49, p. 122 illustrated