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    Sale 1901

    Impressionist And Modern Art Day Sale

    7 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 499

    Henry Moore (1898-1986)

    Hand Relief No. 2

    Price Realised  


    Henry Moore (1898-1986)
    Hand Relief No. 2
    bronze with golden brown patina
    Height: 6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.)
    Length: 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.)
    Width: 13¼ in. (33.7 cm.)
    Conceived in 1955; this bronze version cast in 1963

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    Mr. and Mrs. Joel Starrels, Chicago (by 1960).
    Gift from the above to the present owner, 1960.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Sold by The Art Institute of Chicago*


    A. Bowness, ed., Henry Moore, Complete Sculpture 1949-54, London, 1986, vol. 2, p. 51, no. 355 (another cast illustrated, p. 50; with incorrect date and measurements).


    The Arts Club of Chicago, Henry Moore, December 1959-January 1960, no. 26 (titled Hands).
    Chicago, Renaissance Society, Chicago's Homage to Henry Moore, December 1967.

    Post Lot Text

    *This lot may be tax exempt from the sale tax as set forth in the Sales Tax Notice at the back of the catalogue.