New York, East
8 May 2001
Henry Moore (1898- 1986)
Maquette For large Torso: Arch
signed and numbered 'Moore 9/9' (on the back of the base)
bronze with brown patina
4¼ x 3¼ x 2¾ in. (11 x 8.2 x 7 cm.)
Executed in 1962; this sculpture was cast in 1971 by the Fiorini Foundry, London.
Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 20 March 1996, lot 259.
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner.
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A. Bowness, ed., Henry Moore Sculpture and Drawings, London, 1977, vol. 4, p. 35, no. 503a, (another cast illustrated).
This is the maquette for The Arch (height: 610 cm.) cast in bronze between 1963 and 1969. Moore executed a carving of this work in travertine marble between 1979 and 1980 (height: 610 cm.) cast in bronze between 1979 and 1980 (height: 580 cm.) which is now in Kensington Gardens, London.
This sculpture was cast in 1971 by the Fiorini Foundry, London.
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