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D. Sylvester (ed.), Henry Moore: Sculpture and Drawings, Volume One, 1921-1948, London, 1957, no. 238, p. 15.
J. Hedgecoe (ed.) & H. Moore, Henry Moore, New York, 1968, no. 4 (another cast illustrated p. 176, plaster version illustrated pp. 163 and 269).
A. Bowness (ed.), Henry Moore: Sculptures and drawings, Volume 4, Sculpture 1964-73, London, 1977 (terracotta version illustrated in photograph of the artist's studio p. 10, pl. A).
B. von Erich Steingräber, 'Henry Moore Maquetten', in Pantheon, Munich 1978 (terracotta version illustrated p. 24, fig. 23).
R. Berthoud, The Life of Henry Moore, London, 1987 (terracotta version illustrated fig. 88).