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.
N05604– N05606 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).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II