2 May 2012
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Seated Nude in Wicker Chair
signed and dated 'Moore 34' (lower right)
brush and India ink and wash and charcoal on paper laid down on paper
22 x 14 7/8 in. (55.9 x 38 cm.)
Executed in 1934
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York.
Joan and Lester Avnet, Great Neck.
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York.
Jeanne Frank, New York.
Acquired from the above by the late owners, July 1973.
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A. Garrould, ed., Henry Moore, Complete Drawings 1930-39, London, 1998, vol. 2, p. 114, no. AG 34.15 (illustrated).
The sitter for this drawing is the artist's wife, Irina. Married in 1929, she began posing for him soon afterwards.
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