13 May 2016
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Ideas for Sculpture, Transformation Drawing
signed 'Moore' (lower right) and inscribed 'Get tenseness into bone compositions & hardness thin edges & flat squarish sections' (along the upper edge)
pencil on paper laid down on board
12 ½ x 10 1/8 in. (31.9 x 25.7 cm.)
Drawn circa 1932
Mrs. George H. Bunting, Jr., Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 20 May 1982, lot 169.
Helene Turner Fine Art, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, February 1983.
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A. Garrould, ed., Henry Moore, Complete Drawings, 1930-1939, Aldershot, 1994, vol. 2, p. 80, no. AG 32.87 (illustrated).
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