• Impressionist/Modern Evening S auction at Christies

    Sale 7831

    Impressionist/Modern Evening Sale

    2 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    Henry Moore (1898-1986)

    Family group

    Price Realised  


    Henry Moore (1898-1986)
    Family group
    signed 'Moore' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with gold and green patina
    Height: 5 in. (12.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1945 and cast in an edition of seven

    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.


    Berkeley Gallery, London.
    The Roland Collection, by whom acquired from the above in 1945; sale, Sotheby's, London, 25 June 1985, lot 56.
    Private collection, London, by whom acquired at the above sale; sale, Sotheby's, New York, 12 May 1999, lot 414.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text



    D. Sylvester (ed.), Henry Moore, Volume One, Sculpture and Drawings, 1921-1948, London, 1969, no. 239, p. 15.
    I. Jianou, Henry Moore, Paris, 1970, no. 226 (another cast illustrated).
    F. Russoli & D. Mitchinson, Henry Moore Sculpture, London, 1981, no. 175 (another cast illustrated).


    London, Roland, Browse & Delbanco, Henry Moore: drawings & maquettes from 1928-1949, June - July 1948.
    York, City Art Gallery, Collection of Works by English and Foreign Modern Artists Lent by H.M. Roland, March 1950, no. 34. Newcastle, Hatton Gallery, The Roland Collection, April - May 1950, no. 12; this exhibition later travelled to Leicester, Museum and Art Gallery.
    Brighton, Art Gallery, Collection of Works by English and Foreign Modern Artists, Lent by Dr. H. M. Roland, September - October 1950, no. 35.
    Bristol, City Art Gallery, Festival of Britain Exhibition, May - June 1951, no. 43.
    Southampton, Art Gallery, The Roland Collection, November - December 1952, no. 53; this exhibition later travelled to Bournemouth, College of Art, December 1952 - January 1953.
    London, Geffrye Museum, Works by Henry Moore, February 1954.
    Manchester, City Art Gallery, Modern Works from the Collection of Dr. Henry M. Roland, June - August 1962, no. 74; this exhibition later travelled to Leeds, City Art Gallery.
    London, Camden Arts Centre, The Roland Collection, September - October 1976, no. 82.
    London, Courtauld Institute Galleries, Works from the Roland Collection, March - May 1979, no. 67; this exhibition later travelled to Norwich, Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, May - June 1979; York, City Art Gallery, July - August 1979; Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, August - September 1979; Central Milton Keynes, September - October 1979 and Plymouth, City Museum and Art Gallery, October - December 1979.
    Edinburgh, National Gallery of Modern Art, One Man's Choice, April - May 1985, no. 64.