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Family Group


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Title/s

Family Group

Maker/s

Moore, Henry Spencer (sculptor) [ULAN info: British sculptor, 1898-1986]

Category

sculpture

Name

figure group

Description

Bronze. A mother and father seated, with one child standing between the father's knees and another smaller child sitting on the mother's lap. The father places his right hand on the mother's left shoulder and his right hand on the standing child's left shoulder.

Production Notes

One of an edition of seven.

Cast from a terracotta sketch-model for a large-scale sculpture for Impington Village College, Cambridgeshire, but not executed.

Production Place

England (country)

Technique Description

bronze, cast

Dimensions

height: (whole): 17.8 cm
width: (whole): 13.2 cm

Period

mid 20th century
1940s
George VI

Date

1944

Provenance

bequeathed: Hunter, Miss D.E.M. 1985 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Bequeathed by Miss Diana E.M. Hunter

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. signature
    Content: MOORE
    Interpretation: sculptor's surname

Documentation

  1. (1986) Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The Annual Reports of the Syndicate and of the Friends of the Fitzwilliam for the Year ending 31 December 1985, Cambridge (Cambs.)
    [comments: Publ. pl. XIX]
  2. The Fitzwilliam Museum (1994) Drawings by Sculptors, Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museum
    [comments: Publ. no. 44]
  3. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 172]
    [comments: Publ.]
  4. Read, Herbert Henry Moore Sculpture and Drawings, [page: 144]
    [comments: Ref. 3rd edition, no. 106c; 4th edition, no. 228, repr. p. 144, a terracotta model for this group]
  5. Lefèvre Gallery (1972) Small Bronzes and Drawings by Henry Moore, London?: Lefèvre Gallery [page: pp. 24-5]
    [comments: Cf. A bronze signed 'M', see catalogue of exhibition held 30th Novemebr - 23rd December, 1972, p. 24, no. 9, ill. p. 25]
  6. Christie's (1985) Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculpture, London: Christie's [page: pp. 74-5] 2 December 1985)
    [comments: Cf. A comparable, but not identical group, for valuation purposes, p. 75, lot 36, ill. p. 74, estimate £70-90,000. Family group H. 15.2 cm.]

Other Notes

A drawing for this group in the Scottish National gallery of Modern Art Edinbrugh was exhibition at the Royal Academy, London, 16 September -11 December 1988, Henry Moore, London, 1988 p. 253, no. 166, and see also information about Family Groups on p. 224, no. 107

Accession Number

M.409-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 13445; Input Date: 2000-09-29 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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