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    Sale 5419

    Prints & Multiples

    19 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 113

    Henry Moore (1898-1986)

    The Four Sketches (Cramer 23)

    Price Realised  


    Henry Moore (1898-1986)
    The Four Sketches (Cramer 23)
    lithograph in colours, 1950, on wove paper, signed and dated in pencil, with margins, pale mount- and light-staining, otherwise apparently in good condition, unexamined out of the frame
    L. 315 x 215 mm.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    "Intense, exhausting but exciting and satisfying" was how Henry Moore (1898-1986) described the process of printmaking. Primarily known for his abstract monumental sculptures, the range of prints by the Yorkshire-born artist, which are on offer here (lots 113-147), attest to the extensive printmaking career which spanned from the 1940s until the 1980s. The abstractions of the human figure, mother-and-child scenes, reclining figures, organic forms as well as architecturally-inspired themes such as The Stone Henge series capture Moore's enduringly popular style.