New York, East
18 May 1999
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Figure in landscape (Seated nude in architectural setting)
signed 'Moore' (lower left); inscribed 'Figure in Landscape' (on the reverse)
gray wash with pastel, colored charcoal, black and white chalk, over black chinagraph print
9 x 15 in. (23.5 x 39.3 cm.)
Drawn in 1981
There is a fragment of a lithographic proof on the reverse.
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ed. A. Garrould, Henry Moore, Complete Drawings 1977-81, London, 1994, vol.5 1977-81, p. 202, no. AG 81.189 HMF 81 (207) (illustrated, p. 203).
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