HENRY MOORE 1898-1986
Castleford 1898-1986 Perry Green (British)
Title: Reclining Figure VIII, 1977/78
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching and Aquatint in Colours on Richard de Bas Wove Paper
Paper size: 52.1 x 44.5 cm. / 20.5 x 17.5 in.
Image size: 15.2 x 20.3 cm. / 6 x 8 in.
Additional Information: This original etching is hand signed by the artist in pencil “Moore” at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered from the edition of 25 at the lower left margin. Our impression is one of 25 inscribed “L” for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The total edition is of 50.
It is also inscribed with the plate number “PL. 8” at the lower left margin. It is the eighth composition of eight published as the “Reclining Figure” portfolio.
It was printed by Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris and co-published by Ganymed Original Editions Ltd., London and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, 1978.
The paper bears the Richard de Bas watermark in the lower right margin.
Literature: Cramer, G., Grant, A., & Mitchinson, D. (1980) Henry Moore: Catalogue of the Graphic Work 1976-1979. Geneva: Gérald Cramer Éditeur
Reference: Cramer 479
Condition: Very good condition. Very pale unobtrusive time-staining around the image.