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Henry Moore

(British, 1898-1986)

Seated Figures (recto and verso)

1950-51
gouache, watercolor, brush and gray wash and white wax crayon over pencil on paper (recto); pencil on paper (verso)
29 x 23.5 cm (11⅜ x 9¼ in.)
signed and dated 'Moore 51' (lower right); titled 'Seated Figures' (center left); inscribed 'Interior & exterior forms Heads' (upper right); sketched and inscribed throughout (on the verso)

David Popper, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire (by 1970)
Private collection, Canada (c.1975)
Sale: Christie's New York, 9 November 2006, lot 176
Estate of Ronald P. Stanton, New York (acquired at the above sale)

D. Sylvester, Henry Moore, Complete Sculpture, 1949-1954, London, 1955, vol. 2, pl. 95 (recto illustrated)
R. Melville, Henry Moore, Sculpture and Drawings, 1921-1969, London, 1970, p. 356, pl. 427 (recto illustrated)
A. Garrould, ed., Henry Moore, Complete Drawings, 1950-1976, London, 2003, vol. 4, p. 35, no. 50-51.34 (recto illustrated)

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$185,000 (+5% UK import VAT)

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