9 November 2000
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Studies for Reclining Figure
signed 'Moore' (lower right); signed again three times 'Henry' (on the reverse)
watercolor, colored wax crayons, pen and black ink on paper
14¾ x 10¾ in. (37.5 x 27.4 cm.)
Drawn in 1946
The Leicester Galleries, London.
A. H. Carnwath, London.
Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 25 June 1985, lot 429a.
Gerald Shear, Toronto (acquired from the above).
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This drawing is recorded in the Henry Moore Foundation Archives as no. 2378.
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