Catalogue entry


Inscribed ‘Moore’ on side of base
Bronze, 21 3/4 × 13 5/8 × 15 3/8 including base (55 × 34.5 × 39)
Presented by the artist 1978
Exh: Henry Moore, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, October–November 1967 and tour to Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island) and St Johns (Newfoundland), ending up at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, June–September 1968 (18, repr.); Henry Moore, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, May–July 1968, Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, September–November 1968 and Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Spring 1969 (114, repr.); Henry Moore Bronzes 1961–1970, Marlborough Gallery, New York, April–May 1970 (13, repr. in colour); Henry Moore, Musée Rodin, Paris, 1971 (45, repr.); Henry Moore: Sculpture, Drawings, Graphics, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Lancs., November–December 1971 (14); Henry Moore, Playhouse Gallery, Harlow, March–April 1972 (5); The Henry Moore Gift, Tate Gallery, June–August 1978, repr. p.50
Lit: Herbert Read, Henry Moore, 1965, pp.238–40 (repr. p.239); John Russell, Henry Moore, 1968, p.193 (
Repr: Alan Bowness (ed.), Henry Moore Sculpture 1955–64, 1965, pl.155; Giulio Carlo Argan, Henry Moore, Milan, 1971, pl.180 in colour

This sculpture is L.H. 508; it was cast in an edition of six bronzes. The artist told the compiler (12 December 1980) that the smaller form hidden inside the larger and protected from the light lent an air of mystery to the work. For Moore's remarks on sculpture based on the idea of one form protected by another, see the note on T02272, and especially the artist's reference to the helmets of 1939.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1978-80: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1981