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    Sale 1901

    Impressionist And Modern Art Day Sale

    7 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 489

    Henry Moore (1898-1986)

    Reclining Figure No. 5

    Price Realised  


    Henry Moore (1898-1986)
    Reclining Figure No. 5
    bronze with brown and green patina
    Length: 8¼ in. (21 cm.)
    Conceived in 1952; this bronze version cast in 1953

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    Mr. and Mrs. Joel Starrels, Chicago.
    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. 45, no. 333 (another cast illustrated, p. 44).


    Chicago, Renaissance Society, Chicago's Homage to Henry Moore, December 1967.
    Columbus Museum of Art; Austin, University of Texas Art Gallery; Salt Lake City, Utah Museum of Art; Oregon, Portland Art Museum and San Francisco Museum of Art, Henry Moore: The Reclining Figures, October 1984-December 1985.

    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.