HENRY MOORE 1898-1986
Castleford 1898-1986 Perry Green (British)
Title: Eight Reclining Figures I, from: Meditations on the Effigy, 1966/67
Technique: Original Hand Signed, Dated and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Japan Nacre Paper
Paper size: 77 x 57 cm. / 30.3 x 22.4 in.
Image size: 31.1 x 26 cm. / 12.2 x 10.2 in.
Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed by the artist in pencil “Moore” at the lower left margin. It is dated “67”  next to the signature.
It is also hand numbered from the edition of 50, at the centre of the lower margin. There were also ten artist’s proofs aside from the standard edition numbered with Roman numerals.
It was printed by J E Wolfensberger, Zurich and published by Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London in 1968.
This is the second composition of twelve included in the portfolio “Meditations on the Effigy” published in 1968. The portfolio was published on the occasion of the artist’s Seventieth birthday.
This lithograph is based on an ink and wash drawing held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The ink drawing is titled “Eight Reclining Figures No. 1 Grey Background”.
Literature: Cramer, G., Grant, A., & Mitchinson, D. (1973) Henry Moore: Catalogue of the Graphic Work 1931-1972. Geneva: Gérald Cramer Éditeur
Reference: Cramer 67
Condition: Very good condition. Soft creasing at the lower right sheet corner.