- Henry Moore OM, CH 1898–1986
- Watercolour, gouache, chalk and ink on paper
- Support: 181 x 270 mm
frame: 399 x 491 x 15 mm
- Purchased 1940
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 N05706– N05713); one drawing of ‘Seated Figures’ was exhibited at the Leicester Galleries, February 1940 (104).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II