• 20th Century British And Irish auction at Christies

    Sale 7789

    20th Century British And Irish Art

    12 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 78

    Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. (1898-1986)

    Girl Reading and Seated Figures

    Price Realised  


    Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. (1898-1986)
    Girl Reading and Seated Figures
    signed and dated 'Moore 49.' (lower left)
    pencil, black ink, coloured crayon and watercolour
    11½ x 9¼ in. (29.2 x 23.5 cm.)

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    The Moore's tabby cat, Slot, had died and was succeeded by the white cat seen in the lower left corner of the present composition (see A. Garrould (ed.), loc. cit.).

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    Acquired by the Leicester Galleries, London, following the 1953 exhibition.
    Probably acquired by Thelma Cazalet-Keir from Leicester Galleries, London.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the collection of the late Thelma Cazalet-Keir, C.B.E. (1899-1989)


    A. Garrould (ed.), Henry Moore Complete Drawings 1940-49 Volume 3, Much Hadham, 2001, p. 259, no. AG 47-49.4, HMF 2400, illustrated.


    London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Henry Moore: Figures in Space, Drawings, 1953, no. 93.