Henry Moore, ‘Mother and Child: Crossed Feet’, 1956, Osborne Samuel

Zurich, British Council, Kunsthaus, Henry Moore, September - October 1960, no. 43, another cast exhibited.
Munich, British Council, Haus der Kunst, Henry Moore, November - December 1960, no. 40, another cast exhibited.
Geneva, Galerie Gérald Cramer, Henry Moore, November 1062, no. 15, another cast exhibited.

Exhibition catalogue, Henry Moore, Zurich, British Council, Kunsthaus, 1960, p. 31, no. 43, another cast illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, Henry Moore, Munich, British Council, Haus der Kunst, 1960, n.p., no. 40, another cast exhibited.
A. Bowness (ed.), Henry Moore: Sculpture 1955-64, Vol. 3, London, 1965, p. 23, no. 407, another cast illustrated.
D. Rodgers, My Favourite Things, New York, 1967, another cast illustrated opposite p. 54.
R. Melville, Henry Moore: Sculpture and Drawings 1921-1969, London, 1970, no. 510, another cast illustrated.
H. Read, Henry Moore Mother and Child, Milan, 1966, pl. 26, as 'Mother and Child No. 2', another cast illustrated.

Alexander Racolin, New York.
Private collection, Westchester, New York, and by descent.
with Connaught Brown, London.
Purchased from Waddington Galleries, London, July 2001, and by descent.

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