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Dominion Gallery, Montreal.
Private collection, Montreal, by whom acquired from the above; sale, Christie's, New York, 7 May 2003, lot 24.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
The Henry Moore Foundation has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this cast, which was made in the artist's lifetime, at the Art Bronze Foundry in London in an unnumbered edition of 9 with one further cast reserved for the artist. The Foundation's archive does not record by whom the 'Moore' signature was added on the back of the base. The Foundation suggests that it could have been added by the artist, one of his assistants or even by the Foundry at the time of casting.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
H. Read, Henry Moore, Sculpture and Drawings, 1921-1948, vol. I (Third edition), London, 1949, no. 106b.
D. Sylvester (ed.), Henry Moore, Sculpture and Drawings, 1921-1948, vol. I, London, 1957, no. 259, p. 16 (another cast illustrated p. 151).
W. Grohmann, The Art of Henry Moore, London, 1960, no. 123, p. 8 (another cast illustrated, dated '1946').
H. Moore & J. Hedgecoe, Henry Moore, London, 1968, no. 9 (illustrated p. 177).
I. Jianou, Henry Moore, Paris, 1968, no. 243 (another cast illustrated pl. 14).
R. Melville, Henry Moore Sculpture and Drawings 1921-1969, London, 1970, p. 353 (another cast illustrated pl. 356).
F. Russoli & D. Mitchinson, Henry Moore, Sculpture, London, 1981, no. 175, p. 310 (another cast illustrated p. 94).
W.S. Lieberman, Henry Moore, 60 Years of His Art, New York, 1983 (another cast illustrated p. 61).
M. Gibson, 'L'obsédante horizontalité', in Connaissance des Arts, Special Moore edition, 1992, no. 8, p. 10 (another cast illustrated).
D. Mitchinson, Celebrating Moore: Works from the Collection of the Henry Moore Foundation, London, 1998, no. 155, pp. 220-221 (another cast illustrated p. 221).