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  • Provenance

    Felix Landau Fine Art, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner in 1961

  • Exhibited

    London, Whitechapel Gallery, Henry Moore: An Exhibition of Sculpture from 1950–1960, 1960, no. 65 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Rome, Galleria Nazionale de Arte Moderna, Henry Moore, 1961, no. 49 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Paris, Musée Rodin, Henry Moore, 1961 , pl. 35, no. 46, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, Henry Moore. Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings, 23 October - 7 November 1962, pl. 17, no. 29 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    La Jolla, Art Centre, Henry Moore, 1963, no. 59 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Folkestone, New Metropole Arts Centre; Plymouth, City Art Gallery, Henry Moore: Sculpture and Drawings, April - July 1966, no. 38 (another example exhibited)
    Sheffield, Mappin Art Gallery, Henry Moore, July - September 1967, no. 37 (another example exhibited)
    Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Henry Moore, 1968, no. 99 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Florence, Forte di Belvedere, Mostra di Henry Moore, May - September 1972, no. 105 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Henry Moore in Southern California, 2 October - 18 November 1973, no. 74, p. 267 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 182)
    Oslo, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter; Stockholm, Kulturhuset; Aalborg, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum,Henry Moore: Fem Decennier, Skulptur, Teckning, Grafik 1923–1975, June - November 1975, no. 57 (another example exhibited)
    Zurich, Zürcher Forum, The Work of the British Sculptor Henry Moore, June - August 1976, no. 61 (another example exhibited)
    Bradford, Cartwright Hall, Henry Moore: 80th Birthday Exhibition, April - June 1978, no. 81 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    London, Tate Gallery, The Henry Moore Gift, June - August 1978, p. 41 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno, Henry Moore en México: Escultura, Dibujo, Grafica de 1921 a 1982, November 1982 - January 1983, no. 56 (another example exhibited)
    Caracas, Museum of Contemporary Art, Henry Moore: Esculturas, Dibujos, Grabados - Obras de 1921 a 1982, March 1983, no. 123 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Mexico City, Museo Dolores Olmedo, Henry Moore y México, June - October 2005, no. 44 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Tate St Ives, Object, Gesture, Grid: St Ives and the International Avant-garde, May - September 2010 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Alan Bowness, ed., Henry Moore Sculpture and Drawings 1955–64, vol. 3, London, 1965, pls. 78a-b, no. 445 (another example illustrated)
    John Hedgecoe, ed., Henry Moore, London, 1968, p. 405 (another example illustrated)
    Robert Melville, Henry Moore: Sculpture and Drawings 1921-69, London, 1970, no. 575 (another example illustrated)
    Henry J. Seldis, Henry Moore in America, Los Angeles, 1973, no. 74, p. 267 (another example illustrated, p. 182)
    Richard Calvocoressi, ‘T.2282 Bird’, The Tate Gallery 1978-80: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London, 1981, p. 126 (another example illustrated)
    W.J. Strachan, Henry Moore: Animals, London, 1983, no. 23 (another example illustrated)
    Alan Bowness, ed., Henry Moore, Complete Sculpture, 1955-1964, vol. 3, London, 1986, pl. 78, no. 445, p. 39 (another example illustrated)
    John Hedgecoe, Henry Moore, A Monumental Vision, London, 2005, no. 408, p. 224 (another example illustrated)

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

104

Bird

bronze with green patina, on travertine base
sculpture 12.7 x 38.1 x 14 cm (5 x 15 x 5 1/2 in.)
base 5.4 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm (2 1/8 x 6 x 3 in.)
overall 15.9 x 38.1 x 14 cm (6 1/4 x 15 x 5 1/2 in.)

Executed in 1959, this work is from an edition of 12 plus 1 artist's proof.

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

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £10,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 9 March 2018