Henry Moore

United Kingdom (Castleford 1898Munch Hadham 1986 ) - Artworks Wikipedia® - Henry Moore
MOORE Henry Seated Figure: Armless

Bonhams /Nov 17, 2014
126,502.19 - 189,753.28
In progress

Find artworks, auction results, sale prices and pictures of Henry Moore at auctions worldwide.
Go to the complete price list of works Follow the artist with our email alert

 

Variants on Artist's name :

Henry Moore O.M.

Henry Spencer Moore

 

Artworks in Arcadja
3739

Some works of Henry Moore

Extracted between 3,739 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Henry Moore - Maquette For Reclining Figure

Henry Moore - Maquette For Reclining Figure

Original 1957
Estimate:

Price:

Lot number: 163
Other WORKS AT AUCTION
Description:
Lot Description Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. (1898-1986) Maquette for Reclining Figure bronze with a dark brown patina, on a wooden base 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) long, excluding base Conceived in 1957 and cast in an edition of 12. Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. (1898-1986) Maquette for Reclining Figure bronze with a dark brown patina, on a wooden base 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) long, excluding base Conceived in 1957 and cast in an edition of 12. Special Notice Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’’’’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. This VAT is not shown separately on the invoice. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction. Literature A. Bowness (ed.), Henry Moore, Sculpture and Drawings 1955-64, Vol. 3, London, 2005, pp. 30-31, no. 413a, another cast illustrated.
Henry Moore - Upright Motive No. 8

Henry Moore - Upright Motive No. 8

Original
Estimate:

Price:

Lot number: 27
Other WORKS AT AUCTION
Description:
Lot Description Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. (1898-1986) Upright Motive No. 8 signed and numbered 'Moore 6/7' (on the side of the base) bronze with a brown/ green patina 78 in. (198 cm.) high, excluding base Conceived in 1955-6. Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. (1898-1986) Upright Motive No. 8 signed and numbered 'Moore 6/7' (on the side of the base) bronze with a brown/ green patina 78 in. (198 cm.) high, excluding base Conceived in 1955-6. Special Notice Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’’’’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. This VAT is not shown separately on the invoice. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction. Provenance Purchased direct from the artist by the present owner in August 1980. Pre-Lot Text Property from the Collection of Rudolf and Leonore Blum Literature Exhibition catalogue, Henry Moore Sculptures et dessins, Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries, 1977, no. 82, another cast illustrated. A.G. Wilkinson, Henry Moore Remembered; The Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Ontario, 1987, p. 164, no. III, plaster version illustrated. K. Koutsomallis (intro.), exhibition catalogue, Henry Moore In the Light of Greece, Andros, Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art, 2000, no. 19, another cast illustrated. A. Bowness, (ed.), Henry Moore, Sculpture and Drawings 1955-64, vol. 3, London, 2005, pp. 22-23, no. 388, pls 10, 11, another cast illustrated. R. Calvocoressi and A. Feldman, exhibition catalogue, Moore at Kew, Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens, 2007, pp. 44-45, not numbered, illustrated. Exhibited Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries, Henry Moore Sculptures et dessins, May - August 1977, no. 82, another cast exhibited. Andros, Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art, Henry Moore In the Light of Greece, June - September 2000, no. 19, another cast exhibited. Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens, Moore at Kew, September 2007 - March 2008, not numbered, another cast exhibited. View Lot Notes >
Henry Moore - Pandora And The Imprisoned Statues

Henry Moore - Pandora And The Imprisoned Statues

Original 1950
Estimate:

Price:

Lot number: 1
Other WORKS AT AUCTION
Description:
Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. 1898-1986 PANDORA AND THE IMPRISONED STATUES (RECTO); PANDORA AND THE SUN (VERSO) signed, titled, dated 50. and inscribed; further signed, titled and dated on the reverse pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, wax crayon, watercolour, gouache and wash 33 by 23.5cm.; 13 by 9¼in. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Redfern Gallery, London, where acquired by Eugene and Penelope Rosenberg, December 1952 Literature Henri Jonquieres and P.A. Nicaise, Lithographies de Henry Moore, Paris, 1950, p.51; Ann Garrould (ed.), Henry Moore, Complete Drawings, Vol.3, 1940-49, Lund Humphries in association with the Henry Moore Foundation, London, 2001, cat. no.AG 50.17, p.308, illustrated p.309.
Henry Moore - Seated Figure: Armless

Henry Moore - Seated Figure: Armless

Original 1955
Estimate:

Price:

Lot number: 16
Other WORKS AT AUCTION
Description:
Henry Moore O.M., C.H. (British, 1898-1986) Seated Figure: Armless bronze with a green patina on a wooden base 45.8 cm. (18 in.) high (including the base) Conceived in 1955 in an edition of 10 Footnotes Provenance With The Leicester Galleries, London, 9 April 1956, where acquired by the family of the present owner (£270) Private Collection, Canada Literature Alan Bowness, Henry Moore; Sculpture and Drawings Volume 3, Sculpture 1955-64 , Lund Humphries, London, 1986, cat.no.398, pl.18 & 19 (ill.b&w, another cast) Robert Melville, Henry Moore; Sculpture and Drawings 1921-1969 , Thames & Hudson, London, 1970, pl.500 & 501 (ill.b&w, another cast) Alan G. Wilkinson, Henry Moore Remembered, The Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto , Key Porter Books, Toronto, 1988, p.168, cat.no.118 (col.ill, the plaster) John Hedgecoe, A Monumental Vision, The Sculpture of Henry Moore , Collins & Brown, London, 1998, p.364, cat.no.690 (col.ill, another cast) The plaster version of this work is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. This erect and proud sculpture by Henry Moore evolved from one of the sculptor's most enduring and popular bronzes from the post-war period: King and Queen (1952-53) (see fig.1). The profile of the female regal figure anticipates that of Seated Figure: Armless , conceived only two years later. The invented head, essentially two flat, smooth planes which meet in the centre of the sitter's face to denote the nose, has been pierced from one side to the other so that the sculpture takes on a new life when viewed side on with the light streaming through the work's eyes (see previous page). Indeed, one can argue that the sculpture is more successful when appreciated from this angle; not only does the natural light through the eyes bring the work alive, but the sitter's modest wooden seat then becomes visible, which is otherwise hidden when viewed full frontal (see opposite page). This basic wooden support however, surely the work's original, could not be more removed from a royal throne (although interestingly King & Queen rest on nothing more than a bench-like structure). The female sitter, nevertheless, retains the Queen's upright posture and flamboyant drapery covering her lower half, which is suggestive, using elegantly curved incised lines to depict the folds of cloth, of an opulent royal gown. Following King and Queen , but prior to Seated Figure: Armless , Moore made an intriguing bronze during 1953-54, Warrior with Shield . Unusual in that it depicts a single male figure, the present lot in some respects can be viewed as an amalgam of these two important early 1950s sculptures. Strongly reminiscent of a medieval helmet which formed part of a soldier's body armour, the profile of the Warrior's head echoes that of Seated Figure: Armless . Likewise, the omission of the figure's arms from the present lot would indicate Moore still had one eye on his Warrior from the previous year. In part these limbless figures were inspired by Moore's inspirational and well documented trip to Greece in 1952, his first to the country at the age of fifty two. As Berthoud comments, 'The Moores could not have been in better hands, and Peter Norton soon whisked them up to the Acropolis. He found it "wonderful – more marvellous than ever I imagined. The Parthenon against a blue sky – the sunlight, and the scale it gets against the distant mountains can't be given by any photograph. It is the greatest thrill I've ever had"'. (Roger Berthoud, The Life of Henry Moore , Giles de la Mere, London, 2003, p.269). Like Warrior with Shield the present bronze is imbued with a strong sense of the Classical; their broken limbs reminding us of ancient Greek sculptures which have been damaged and worn with the passage of time. Yet with Seated Figure: Armless modernity is intelligently integrated by Moore with the semi abstraction of the head and the tilting of the torso to the sitter's left so that the sculpture reads just as easily when viewed side on.
Henry Moore - Untitled

Henry Moore - Untitled

Original
Estimate:

Price:

Lot number: 160
Other WORKS AT AUCTION
Description:
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.
Arcadja LogoProducts
Subscriptions
Advertising
Sponsored Auctions
Subscriptions

Who we are
Our Product
Follow Arcadja on Facebook
Follow Arcadja on Twitter
Follow Arcadja on Google+
Follow Arcadja on Pinterest
Follow Arcadja on Tumblr