Henry Spencer Moore

(England 30 Jul 1898 – 31 Aug 1986)

Reclining nude

Location
Not on display
Further information

Between 1975 and 1985 Henry Moore produced around 1000 drawings. Some are of ideas for sculpture, whereas others were inspired by completed sculptures. He also began to incorporate collaged elements into his drawings, as exemplified by this work. The pose of the figure is closely related to that of the Gallery’s large bronze from 1980, situated at the front of the building.

Year
1978
Media
Drawing
Medium
gouache and collage
Dimensions
26.0 x 36.5 cm
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pen and black ink "Moore/ 78".

Credit
Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
135.2013
Provenance
Rosmarie Samuelson, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013
Fischer Fine Art Ltd, London/England, Purchased by Samuelson 1980