8 February 2012
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
signed 'Moore' (on the right side of the base)
bronze with green and brown patina
Height: 13½ in. (34.3 cm.)
Conceived in 1959 and cast in an edition of eight, including seven for the Zoological Society of London
Dr Ernest Neal MBE, to whom presented as the Stanford Raffles Award for Contributions to Zoology by the Duke of Edinburgh on behalf of The Zoological Society of London in 1965, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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A. Bowness (ed.), Henry Moore, Sculpture and Drawings, vol. 3, Sculpture 1955-1964, London, 1986, no. 443 (another cast illustrated p. 37 and pl. 77).
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