5 May 2005
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Two Piece Reclining Figure: Maquette No. 1
signed and numbered 'Moore 7/12' (on the top of the base) and stamped with foundry mark 'H. NOAK BERLIN' (on the right side of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 4¾ in. (12.1 cm.)
Length: 9½ in. (24.2 cm.)
Conceived and cast in 1960
Paul Kantor, Los Angeles.
By descent from the above to the present owner.
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A. Bowness, ed., Henry Moore, Complete Sculpture, 1955-64, London, 1986, vol. 3, p. 46, no. 473 (another cast illustrated, p. 47).
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately