Henry Moore, ‘Small Seated Figure’, 1936, Connaught Brown

Excellent condition
5 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 2 5/8 in, 13.33 x 5.4 x 6.6 cm
Conceived in 1936 and cast in 1957 in an edition of 7 plus 1 artist’s proof at the Fiorini Foundry

Image rights: Connaught Brown, London

This work is recorded in the archives of the Henry Moore Foundation under no. LH 170b

Will Grohmann, The Art of Henry Moore, New York, 1960, illustration of another cast pl.185
Alan Bowness (ed.), Henry Moore Complete Sculpture 1980 - 86, vol.6, London, 1999, no.170b, illustration of another cast p.27

Joseph Herman Hirshhorn, Washington, D.C.
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (no.86.3279, gifted from the estate of the above in 1987)
Sale: Christie's, New York, 29 March 1988, lot 211 (consigned by the above)
Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired at the above sale)

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