Henry Moore, ‘Man And Woman, Three-Quarter Figures’, 1978, Waddington's
Henry Moore, ‘Man And Woman, Three-Quarter Figures’, 1978, Waddington's

Published by Raymond Spencer Company Ltd., Much Hadham

From the Catalogue:
British artist Henry Moore was a dedicated observer of the human form and his reclining nudes have made his work instantly recognizable and internationally admired. Another formative influence, which is perhaps less well-known, was Moore’s fascination with Egyptian, Mexican and African sculpture. These are prevalent influences in his three quarter figures that he explored as early as the 1950s. In both Man and Woman, Three Quarter Figures and Four Figures Standing, lot 47, the rounded forms blend the genres of abstraction and representation. These prints express an ambiguity of distorted human bodies, displaying their inner vitality.
Courtesy of Waddington's

Signature: signed and numbered VIII/XV in pencil to margin (aside from the edition of 50)


Private Collection, Toronto

About Henry Moore

Often regarded as the father of modern British sculpture, Henry Moore’s large-scale bronze and marble sculptures can be found in public parks and plazas around the world. Working in various styles and mediums, Moore is perhaps best known for his highly abstract and interpretive renditions of the human figure, often portrayed in the reclining position. He was influenced by Classical, Pre-Columbian, and African art, and by Surrealism; his biomorphic style has been compared that of Salvador Dalí and Jean Arp. Moore was a longtime friend and colleague of fellow sculptor Barabara Hepworth, having met at the Leeds School of Art around 1919. He also admired the work of Constantin Brancusi, whose organic abstract style resonated with Moore’s belief that observation of nature is essential to artistic creation. Moore himself inspired many artists including his former studio assistants Anthony Caro and Richard Wentworth.

British, 1898-1986, Castleford, United Kingdom, based in Much Hadham, United Kingdom