Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity
Henry MooreView of Henry Moore's Three Standing Figures in progress, with sketch on the verso1947
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This photograph shows Henry Moore’s sculpture Three Standing Figures 1947 in progress. On the reverse of the photograph Moore has drawn an illustration of how he envisages the sculptures will be grouped. The figures have been carved in Darley Dale stone and have been scaled up from a smaller version of the work made in plaster (see Three Standing Figures 1945, Tate L01768).
Moore sent the photograph to Lady Norton, founder of the London Gallery and keen collector of modern art. Lady Norton preferred to use her husband’s name, Peter, and her archive, held at the Tate is listed under this name.
Eventually the three figures will be grouped as below [arrow pointing to drawing of group of sculptures] – i.e. quite close to each other on a base common to them all.
How to cite
Henry Moore, View of Henry Moore's Three Standing Figures in progress, with sketch on the verso, 1947, in Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity, Tate Research Publication, 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/henry-moore/henry-moore-view-of-henry-moores-three-standing-figures-in-progress-with-sketch-on-the-r1145523, accessed 25 April 2019.