Henry Moore OM, CH

Two Reclining Figures

1977–8, published 1979

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Henry Moore OM, CH 1898–1986
Etching on paper
Image: 300 x 227 mm
Presented by the Henry Moore Foundation 1986

Catalogue entry

This catalogue entry discusses a group of works; details of the individual work are given at the end of the introductory text.

Henry Moore O.M., C.H. 1898-1986

P02838 - P02932

Gift of ninety-five lithographs and etchings made between 1970 and 1984. This is the latest part of Henry Moore's ongoing gift to the Tate Gallery's Print Collection of one copy of almost every impression he made. The previous donation was in 1982. The ninety-five prints were presented by the Henry Moore Foundation in 1985.

Henry Moore's complete graphic oeuvre of 719 prints is recorded in four volumes and the volumes of this catalogue raisonné have been compiled by Gérald Cramer, Patrick Cramer, Professor Alistair Grant, Head of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London and David Mitchinson, Curator of Collections at the Henry Moore Foundation, in conjunction with the artist. The first two volumes were published by Gérald Cramer, and the last two by Patrick Cramer in Geneva. The catalogue raisonné reference number of each print is indicated as Cramer, followed by the volume number expressed in roman numerals (I to IV), followed by the number of the print within the volume. This reference can be found at the end of the pre-prose section of each entry. Most of the prints in this donation were made during the period 1980-4 and are contained within Cramer Volume IV, published in 1986, which covers Moore's output from 1980 to the spring of 1984 when ill health prevented him from producing further prints. All prints, if polychrome, are reproduced in Cramer in full colour while those in monochrome are printed in black on a tone colour.

P02902 Two Reclining Figures 1977-8, pub. 1979

Etching 300 x 227 (11 3/4 x 9) on Rives paper 658 x 498 (25 7/8 x 19 5/8); plate-mark 300 x 227 (11 3/4 x 9); watermark ‘BFK RIVES FRANCE'; printed by Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris and published by Edizoni d'Arte Vanessa SRL, Milan; dedicated proof aside from the edition of 75
Inscribed ‘Moore' below image b.r. and ‘For/The Tate Gallery' below image b.l.
Cramer III 468

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, pp.420 and 432-3