12 November 2009
Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. (1898-1986)
Girl Reading and Seated Figures
signed and dated 'Moore 49.' (lower left)
pencil, black ink, coloured crayon and watercolour
11½ x 9¼ in. (29.2 x 23.5 cm.)
Acquired by the Leicester Galleries, London, following the 1953 exhibition.
Probably acquired by Thelma Cazalet-Keir from Leicester Galleries, London.
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A. Garrould (ed.), Henry Moore Complete Drawings 1940-49 Volume 3, Much Hadham, 2001, p. 259, no. AG 47-49.4, HMF 2400, illustrated.
London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Henry Moore: Figures in Space, Drawings, 1953, no. 93.
The Moore's tabby cat, Slot, had died and was succeeded by the white cat seen in the lower left corner of the present composition (see A. Garrould (ed.), loc. cit.).
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