N05713 PINK AND GREEN SLEEPERS 1941
Inscr. ‘Moore 41’ b.r.
Pen, wash and gouache, 15×22 (38×55·5).
Presented by the War Artists' Advisory Committee 1946.
Exh: National War Pictures, National Gallery and Glasgow, 1945; British Council, Quelques Contemporains Anglais, Paris, 1945, and Nine Artists, Prague, 1946 (23); Arts Council, Tate Gallery, 1951 (143, repr. in colour, pl.7).
Lit: Neumann, 1959, pp.55–6 and 60–5, repr. pl.39.
Repr: Grigson, 1943, pl.29 (in colour); Sweeney, 1946, p.67 (in colour); Read and Sylvester, I, 1957, p.234.
See N05706. A less finished version, 15×22 in., belongs to Dr Henry M. Roland (repr. Grohmann, 1960, pl.106), and a third even less finished version, 15 1/4×21 1/2 in., signed and dated 1941, was exhibited at the Tate Gallery, 1951 (142), and at Roland, Browse and Delbanco, May–June 1955 (25, repr.). The Shelter Sketch-Books contain a sketch for the composition as a whole and a detailed study of the left-hand head, as well as a number of similar drawings (repr. Editions Poetry London, 1944).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II