T02271 ANIMAL HEAD 1951
Plaster, 7 3/4 × 8 1/2 × 11 5/8 (19.7 × 21.6 × 29.5)
Presented by the artist 1978
Exh: Henry Moore: New Bronzes and Drawings, Leicester Galleries, 1951 (16); Henry Moore, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, November–December 1958 (10, repr.); Henry Moore, Musée Rodin, Paris, 1971 (34, repr.); Mostra di Henry Moore, Forte di Belvedere, Florence, May–September 1972 (69, repr.in colour); Henry Moore Sculptures et Dessins, Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, May–August 1977 (63, repr.); Henry Moore 80th Birthday Exhibition, Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, April–June 1978 (85, repr.); The Henry Moore Gift, Tate Gallery, June–August 1978, repr.p.28
Lit: Erich Neumann, The Archetypal World of Henry Moore, 1959, p.120 (bronze repr. pl.96a-c); Will Grohmann, The Art of Henry Moore, 1960, p.108; Herbert Read, Henry Moore, 1965, p.189
The original plaster for L.H. 301 (repr. volume 2, pl.30, 30a). For Moore's remarks on the interchangeability of form and space, see the note on T02270 above. Compare also with T02277 below.
The Tate Gallery 1978-80: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1981