Lot 80 | Auction XXXVI

 

 

 

LOT 80

HENRY MOORE

B. England, 1898

Family, 1951 Editon AP 3/4

Signed, titled and dated
Inscribed AP 3/4 on lower left

Etching on paper

53 x 39 cm

Provenance Private Collection, UK

Henry Spencer Moore was an English artist. He is best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. As well as sculpture, Moore produced many drawings, including a series depicting Londoners sheltering from the Blitz during the Second World War, along with other graphic works on paper. This particular piece, entitled Family, was created in 1951 and it symbolises aspects of the values of the post-war era of austerity and reconstruction.