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Henry Moore - Mother and Child

Moore, Henry (1898 - 1986)
Mother and Child 1932
Green Hornton stone
h 99.5 x w 53.5 x d 38 cm
UEA 82

This sculpture is the culmination of Moore’s three year exploration of the mother-and child theme between 1930 and 1932, it was the most demanding sculpture the artist had attempted up until that time. Documentation shows Moore made several changes to the lower half of the sculpture, originally the legs were draped, but the artist abolished the folded drapery, carving a hole in the bench and large heavy legs, balancing the lower half of the sculpture with the mother’s exaggerated shoulder.

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