N05605 PROJECT FOR FAMILY GROUP 1945
Inscr. ‘Moore’ on l. of seat.
Bronze, 5×3 7/8×2 1/2 (12·5×10×6·5).
Purchased from the artist through the Berkeley Galleries (Knapping Fund) 1945.
Exh: Berkeley Galleries, March–April 1945 (5, the terracotta repr.).
Lit: Sylvester in Burlington Magazine, XC, 1948, p.193 and note 51, No.111l; Read and Sylvester, I, 1957, p.15, No.239.
Repr: The terracotta: Sweeney, 1946, p.89.
One of seven casts from one of the models for a sculpture in bronze, 1945. The same composition was subsequently modelled on a larger scale, 9 1/2 in. high, and nine casts made (one example repr. Read and Sylvester, op. cit., p.151). This was the working model for the life-size sculpture of 1949 (see N06004).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II