Catalogue entry

N05604 PROJECT FOR FAMILY GROUP 1944

Inscr. ‘Moore’ on base at back.
Bronze, 5 3/8×4 1/2×2 5/8 (13·5×11·5×6·5).
Purchased from the artist through the Berkeley Galleries (Knapping Fund) 1945.
Exh: Berkeley Galleries, March–April 1945 (6).
Lit: Sylvester in Burlington Magazine, XC, 1948, p.193, note 51, No.1a; Read and Sylvester, I, 1957, p.14, No.227, the terracotta repr. p.143; Neumann, 1959, pp.86–9.
Repr: The terracotta: exh. cat., Tate Gallery, 1951, pl.13.

N05604N05606 are casts from three of the fourteen maquettes (eight for a sculpture in stone, one for a sculpture in terracotta, and five for one in bronze; see Read and Sylvester, op. cit., pp.14–15) made 1944–5 in connexion with a ‘Family Group’ commissioned by the Impington Village College, Cambridgeshire, but never executed.

N05604 is one of seven casts from one of the models for a sculpture in stone, 1944, and was subsequently used for the life-size ‘Family Group’ in Hadene stone at Harlow New Town, 1954–5.

A related drawing, dated 1944, belongs to Miss Jill Craigie (repr. Read and Sylvester, op. cit., p.254).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II