22 September 2009
SOLD BY THE ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN TO BENEFIT ITS ACQUISITIONS PROGRAM
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
bronze with golden brown patina and nylon thread
Length: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.)
Conceived in 1938; this bronze version cast circa 1956
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York (acquired from the above, 1957).
By bequest from the above to the present owner, 1966.
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D. Sylvester, ed., Henry Moore, Complete Sculpture 1921-48, London, 1988, vol. I, p. 14, no. 187 (another cast illustrated).
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