Catalogue entry

N05603 PROJECT FOR MADONNA AND CHILD 1943

Inscr. ‘Moore’ on back of throne.
Bronze, 7 1/4×3 1/2×3 (18·5×9×7·5).
Purchased from the artist through the Berkeley Galleries (Knapping Fund) 1945.
Exh: Berkeley Galleries, March–April 1945 (3); Venice Biennale and Milan, 1948 (27d).
Lit: Sylvester in Burlington Magazine, XC, 1948, p.190 (another cast repr. p.191, fig.2); Read and Sylvester, I, 1957, p.13, No.222, the terracotta repr. p.138; Neumann, 1959, p.134, note VII 4, the terracotta repr. pl.57.
Repr: The terracotta: Read, 1944, pl.107b (in centre); Sweeney, 1946, p.74 (2nd from l.).

See N05600.

The composition of N05603 was subsequently developed in the life-size ‘Madonna and Child’ of 1949, also in Hornton stone, in St Peter's Church, Claydon, Suffolk (repr. Read, II, 1955, Nos.2 and 2a).

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