Henry Moore, ‘Page from Sketchbook: Two Sculptural Figures on Green Background’, 1948, Phillips

Property of Mr. and Mrs. S. Taplin, Miami

Signed and dated in black ink.

This work is registered in the Henry Moore Foundation Archives under number HMF 2433A

Ann Garrould, Henry Moore: Complete Drawings 1940-49, vol. 3, London, 2001, no. AG 47-49.43, p. 269 (illustrated)

Charles Rosner, London (gifted by the artist)
Private Collection, United Kingdom (thence by descent)
Sotheby's, London, June 29, 1994, lot 295
Private Collection
Evelyn Aimis Fine Art, Miami
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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