This photograph shows Upright Motive No.2 1955–6 (Tate T02275), Upright Motive No.1: Glenkiln Cross 1955–6 (Tate T02274), Upright Motive No.7 1955–6 (Tate T02276), and Recumbent Figure 1938 (Tate N05387). Although in black and white, the photograph shows that the three Upright Motive sculptures were then different colours. After the exhibition the three sculptures were returned to Henry Moore. In a letter dated 25 July 1978 to Moore’s secretary Mrs Betty Tinsley, Ruth Rattenbury, Assistant Keeper of the Collection, noted that, ‘Mr. Moore said that he would have them treated so that they were all the same colour’ (Tate Public Records TG 92/344/2).
How to cite
View of the exhibition The Henry Moore Gift, 1978, in Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity, Tate Research Publication, 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/henry-moore/view-of-the-exhibition-the-henry-moore-gift-r1176317, accessed 24 April 2019.