MOORE (HENRY) Collection of 14 photographs of sculptures by Henry Moore, 1956-1957; and an autograph postcard signed ("Henry"), to Dudley Shaw-Aston (15)

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MOORE (HENRY)
Collection of 14 photographs of sculptures by Henry Moore, 1956-1957; and an autograph postcard signed ("Henry"), to Dudley Shaw-Aston (15)

£ 800 - 1,200
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
MOORE (HENRY)
Collection of 14 photographs of sculptures by Henry Moore, including 9 by Lidbrooke and 2 by John Hedgecoe, gelatin silver prints, 5 with small numbered labels in top left hand corner, 12 of the photographs bearing Henry Moore's name and Hoglands address stamp on verso, 11 bearing Lidbrook's or Hedgecoe's stamp, 6 titled in ink on verso, all but 2 dated in ink or pencil, most with pencilled reference numbers, approximately 250 x 180mm., 1956-1957; and an autograph postcard signed ("Henry"), to Dudley Shaw-Aston, the recto being a reproduction of Moore's 'Sleeping Child in A Shelter' (15)

Footnotes

  • The titled images, all by Lidbrooke, comprise: 'Draped Reclining Figure. 1956/57. Plaster for bronze'; 'Mother & Child Against Open Wall. 1956. 8 inches high. Bronze'; 'Mother & Child Against Open Wall. 1956/57. 8 inches high. Bronze'; 'Draped Seated Figure Against Wall. 1957. Plaster for Bronze'; 'Seated Figure Against Curved Wall. 1956/57. 3ft. 6ins long. Bronze'; 'Girl Seated Against Square Wall. 1957. 91/2 ins high. Bronze'.

    The three images with no photographer's stamp comprise the last two above, plus a view of Moore's Reclining Figure being installed in front of the then partially built UNESCO headquarters in Paris. This is possibly by Dudley Shaw-Ashton (from whom this collection comes, and who in 1959 completed a film on the creation of the sculpture for the British Council and the Arts Council), by Moore himself, or by the film's photographer Bill Smeaton-Russell.

    Provenance: Henry Moore; Dudley Shaw-Ashton (1909-1985); given by him to the present owner.
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