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  • Provenance

    Ernest, Brown and Phillips, Leicester Galleries, London
    Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner in 1965

  • Exhibited

    London, Tate Gallery, British Sculpture in the Sixties: An Exhibition Organised by the Contemporary Art Society in Association with the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, February - April 1965, no. 80 (another example exhibited)
    Rome, Marlborough Gallery, Henry Moore, 1965, no. 36 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    London, Marlborough Fine Art, Henry Moore, 1965, no. 16 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Henry Moore, 1967, no. 18 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Henry Moore, May - November 1968, no. 114 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Selections from Santa Barbara Area Collections, 19 May - 30 June 1968 (present lot exhibited)
    New York, Marlborough Gallery, Henry Moore: Bronzes 1961–70, April - May 1970, no. 13, p. 50 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Paris, Musée Rodin, Henry Moore, 1971, no. 45 (another example exhibited)
    Harlow, Playhouse Gallery, Henry Moore, March - April 1972, no. 5 (another example exhibited)
    Leigh, Turnpike Gallery, Henry Moore: Sculpture, Drawings, Graphics, November - December 1971, no. 14 (another example exhibited)
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Henry Moore in Southern California, 2 October - 18 November 1973, no. 92 (present lot exhibited)
    London, Tate Gallery, The Henry Moore Gift, June - August 1978, p. 50 (another example exhibited)
    Durham, DLI Museum and Arts Centre, Henry Moore: Head-Helmet, 1982, no. 32, p. 26 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Kunsthaus Zurich, Sammlungen Hans und Walter Bechtler, 20 August - 3 October 1982, p. 118 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno, Henry Moore en México: Escultura, Dibujo, Grafica de 1921 a 1982, 1982, no. 78, p. 62 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Caracas, Museum of Contemporary Art, Henry Moore: Esculturas, Dibujos, Grabados - Obras de 1921 a 1982, 1983, no. 33, p. 68 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Henry Moore 1898–1986, March - August 1998, no. 38, p. 185 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    New Haven, Yale Center for British Art, Henry Moore and the Heroic A Centenary Tribute, 23 January - 21 March 1999, no. 19, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Saint-Paul, Fondation Maeght, Henry Moore Rétrospective, 2002, no. 155, p. 181 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Valenciennes, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes, Henry Moore, 2002, no. 30, p. 68 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Barcelona, Fundació ‘la Caixa’, Henry Moore, 19 July – 29 October 2006, no. LH 508, p. 212 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 159)

  • Literature

    Alan Bowness, ed., Henry Moore Sculpture and Drawings, 1955-64, vol. 3, London, 1965, pls. 154-155, no. 508, p. 58 (another example illustrated)
    Herbert Read, Henry Moore: A Study of His Life and Work, London, 1965, pl. 229, pp. 238-40 (another example illustrated)
    John Russell, Henry Moore, London, 1968, pl. 203, p. 193 (another example illustrated)
    David Sylvester, Henry Moore, exh. cat., Tate Gallery, London, 1968, n.p.
    Robert Melville, Henry Moore: Sculpture and Drawings 1921-69, London, 1970, n.p.
    Henry J. Seldis, Henry Moore in America, Los Angeles, 1973, no. 92, p. 237 (present lot illustrated)
    John Russell, Henry Moore, London, 1975, pl. 131, pp. 138 - 142 (another example illustrated)
    Richard Calvocoressi, ‘T.2291, Helmet Head No.4: Interior-Exterior 1963’, The Tate Gallery 1978–80: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London, 1981, p. 133 (another example illustrated, p. 132)
    Alan Bowness, ed., Henry Moore Sculpture and Drawings 1955–64,, vol. 3, London, 1986, pl. 155, no. 508 (another example illustrated)
    Laura Doan, ‘Wombs of War: Henry Moore’s Repositioning of Gender’, Gender, no. 17, Fall 1993, pp. 41-58
    Patrick McCaughey, Henry Moore and the Heroic: A Centenary Tribute, exh. cat., Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, 1999 (another example illustrated)
    John Hedgecoe, Henry Moore, A Monumental Vision, London, 2005, no. 475, p. 228 (another example illustrated, p. 229)

The Modern Form: Property from the Collection of Betty and Stanley Sheinbaum

102

Helmet Head No. 4: Interior-Exterior

incised with the artist's signature and numbered 'Moore 3/6' on the reverse
bronze with green patina and copper, on painted wood base
sculpture 47 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm (18 1/2 x 9 x 14 in.)
base 5.1 x 36.5 x 38.1 cm (2 x 14 3/8 x 15 in.)
overall 52.1 x 36.5 x 38.1 cm (20 1/2 x 14 3/8 x 15 in.)

Executed in 1963, this work is number 3 from an edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs.

This work is recorded in the archives of the Henry Moore Foundation.

Estimate
£100,000 - 150,000 ‡ ♠

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 9 March 2018