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Mr. and Mrs. Joel Starrels, Chicago (by 1959).
Gift from the above to the present owner, 1960.
Sold by The Art Institute of Chicago*
R. Melville, Henry Moore Sculpture and Drawings 1921-1969, London, 1970, fig. 349 (another cast illustrated)
D. Sylvester, ed., Henry Moore: Complete Sculpture, 1921-48, London, 1988, vol. 1, p. 16, no. 251 (with incorrect dimensions).
The Arts Club of Chicago, Henry Moore, December 1959-January 1960, no. 12.
Chicago, Renaissance Society, Chicago's Homage to Henry Moore, December 1967, no. 48 (titled Reclining Nude Form).
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*This lot may be tax exempt from the sale tax as set forth in the Sales Tax Notice at the back of the catalogue.