9 November 2006
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Seated Figures (recto); Heads (verso)
signed and dated 'Moore 51' (lower right); inscribed and titled 'Interior & exterior forms; Heads' (upper center), and titled 'Seated Figures' (left center)
gouache, watercolor, brush and gray wash, black wax crayon over pencil on paper (recto); pencil on paper (verso)
11 3/8 x 9¼ in. (28.9 x 23.5 cm.)
Executed in 1951
Acquired by the late husband of the present owner, circa 1975.
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R. Melville, Henry Moore, Sculpture and Drawings 1921-1969, London, 1970, pl. 427 (illustrated).
A. Garrould, ed., Henry Moore, Complete Drawings, 1950-76, Much Hadham, 2003, vol. 4, p. 35, no. AG 50-51.34 (illustrated).
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