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  • Catalogue Essay

    Henry Moore is known for his monumental public sculptures. A modern master, born at the end of the 19th Century, by the 1920’s he was working with the “reclining figure” which became more abstracted as both he and the century explored and progressed. By the 1960’s his work had become an iconic symbol of Modern sculpture internationally.
    The etching we are offering here is one of the largest prints he created, one of the largest prints created by any of the Modern Masters and one of the largest prints in this auction. Like his sculptures, it is monumental.


Stone Reclining Figure

Etching with drypoint and aquatint, on Magnani paper, with full margins,
I. 38 3/4 x 72 1/2 in. (98.4 x 184.2 cm);
S. 47 1/2 x 92 in. (120.7 x 233.7 cm)

signed, dated 1980 and numbered III/IV in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 10), published by Raymond Spencer Company Ltd. for The Henry Moore Foundation Much Hadham, London, occasional minor creasing in the margins, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$9,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $13,750

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York