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Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Property from the Ascher Family Collection
Henry Moore (1898-1986)

Three Seated Figures; Head

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Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Three Seated Figures; Head
the first printed with artist's signature and numbered '6/65'
the second printed with artist's signature and numbered '6/65'
screen print in colors
The first: 62 x 45¾ in. (157.5 x 116.2 cm.)
The second: 67 x 46 in. (170.1 x 116.8 cm.) (2)
Provenance
Zika Ascher, London (acquired from the artist).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Literature
V. Mendes and F. Hinchcliffe, Ascher: Fabric, Art, Fashion, London, 1987, p. 39, fig. i (another example of the second illustrated).
The Henry Moore Foundation, ed., Henry Moore Textiles, Hampshire, 2008, pp. 150 and 154 (other examples illustrated in color, pp. 151 and 155).

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These works are registered with the Henry Moore Foundation as TEX 27 and TEX 28, respectively.

Three Seated Figures and Head are two limited edition, large-scale screen prints designed by Henry Moore in 1943. They represent two of four large-scale screen prints that Moore created for the Ascher Panels project. These two prints represent some of Moore's earliest work in printmaking (prior to 1946 he had only created four prints). The four prints created in collaboration with Ascher are his only two-dimensional works to match the ambitious scale of his sculpture. While these works were proofed in 1947 under the direction of Moore they were not produced due to economic constraints. In 1989, at the age of seventy-nine, Zika Ascher completed the edition as the last major work of his career.

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