19 June 2019
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Seated Figure: Thin Head
signed 'Moore' (on the back of the figure at the base) and stamped with a hallmark, inscribed and numbered '925S Hans Hansen 2 / 5' (on the underside)
Height: 5 ¼ in. (13.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1980 and cast in 1982 by Karl Gustav Hansen, silversmith, in an edition of five
Hans Hansen, Kolding (who cast this piece).
Bo Boustedt, Stockholm; his collection sale, Sotheby's, London, 30 November 1988, lot 373.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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A. Bowness, ed., Henry Moore, Sculpture and drawings, vol. VI, Sculpture 1980-1986, London, 1988, no. 917 (one of the casts from the bronze edition illustrated).
This sculpture is one of a few silver casts of works by Moore that were made by Hans Hansen, Kolding, Denmark. Hans Hansen also made silver editions of two other works by Moore, Butterfly, 1981 (LH 702) and Reclining Figure: Wedge Base, 1981 (LH 732). Bronze editions of all three sculptures also exist.
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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