Catalogue entry


Inscr. ‘Moore 40’ b.l.
Pen, chalk and gouache, 10 3/8×7 1/8 (26·5×18).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1940.
Repr: Read, 1944, pl.157b.

A drawing for carvings in wood, though in fact the war prevented Moore from doing any sculpture until the ‘Madonna and Child’ projects of 1943 (see N05600N05603); it was not until 1951–4 that he returned to the ideas of this and other sketches in the sculptures of ‘Internal and External Forms’ (repr. Read, II, 1955, Nos.23–6).

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