Lot 294: Henry Moore English Print Inscribed Moore 59

Lot 294: Henry Moore English Print Inscribed Moore 59

Est: $200 - $400

888 Auctions

September 12, 2019 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, CA

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Description: Print on paper, framed. Featuring abstract composition. Signed Moore on lower right corner with 59 inscribed beneath. Sticker affixed to verso reads: Q. The Quintessa Art Collection Limited. Registered Trademark. (C) The Quintessa Art Collection Limited 2001. Palace of Industry, Engineers Way, Webley, Middx. Ha9 0DA. Telephone 0208 795 3620. Made in England. Another label affixed to verso reads: Q. The accompaniying facsimile is approximately 15% larger than the original drawing but otherwise a faithful reproduction and is isssued by permission of the Henry Moore Foundation. Herny More, 1898-1986, Henry More was born in 1898 in the small coalmining town of Castleford in Yorkshire. After seeing action in World War 1, he received a ex-serviceman's grant to attend Leeds School of Art and subsequently won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London. In 1939 Moore moved into a small flat with a studio in Hampstead, an area which rapidly became the hub of creativity in London due to the arrival of intellectual refugees from the Continent. In addition to his strong friendship with the sculptors Barbara Hepworth and John Skeaping, Moore also exchanged ideas with Marcel Breuer, Naum Gabo, Walter Gropius, Piet Mondrian, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholoson, ELT Messens and Roland Penrose. After bombing damage to his London studio Moore moved to the rural hamlet of Perry Green in Hertfordshire where he lived and worked for over forty years. Moore's drawings of sqaure forms derive from his practice of carving in the open air at Burcroft, a cottage in Kent which he purchased in 1935. At Hurcroft, Moore devoted his days entirely to carving stone of wood outdoors. Colossal blocks were placed vertically on concrete bases in the landscape. Moore recalled that the ground 'ran down into a valley with hills on the other side. Any bit of stone stuck down in the field looked marvellous, like a bit of Stonehenge'. In the evenings he would work on up to twenty drawings at a time, covering large sheets of paper with abstract forms and figures emerging from stone blocks. As interest in public scupture increased after the war, Moore returned to creating compositions of square forms and attempted to reconcile the relationship between figural and architectural forms. Mor 04 Square Form: Idea of Sculpture 1959 (HMF 3018). The Quintessa Art Collection (C) The Henry Moore Foundation, 1999." Attributed to Henry Moore, (1989-1986, English) 32 x 26 cm (12.75 x 10 in), Frame: 59 x 50 cm (23.2 x 7.9 in)

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