Henry Moore OM, CH Two Seated Figures 1940

Artwork details

Artist
Henry Moore OM, CH 1898–1986
Title
Two Seated Figures
Date 1940
Medium Watercolour, gouache, chalk and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 181 x 270 mm
frame: 399 x 491 x 15 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1940
Reference
N05208
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05208 TWO SEATED FIGURES 1940

Inscr. ‘Moore 40’ b.r.
Pen, wash, chalk and gouache, 7 1/8×10 5/8 (18×27).

Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1940.

Lit: Sylvester in Britain Today, November 1948, p.33.
Repr: Read, 1944, pl.169a; Read and Sylvester, I, 1957, p.225.

N05208 and N05209 are examples of a number of drawings of seated women executed shortly before and anticipating the shelter drawings (see N05706N05713); one drawing of ‘Seated Figures’ was exhibited at the Leicester Galleries, February 1940 (104).

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

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