|Description: We offer an original lithograph by Henry Moore, “Reclining Figure Architectural Background IV.” The plate is 12 ¼” x 14 ⅞”, printed on white wove paper, signed in pencil at the lower right and edition “51/100” at the lower left. It is published by N. Hélion, Paris, in an edition of 100, catalogue number: CGM 457, and is housed in a finished corner brass frame with thick fabric matting.
Moore often played with scale, turning simple human forms into uncanny monuments. In this lithograph, Moore presents his iconic reclining figure on a simple plinth, with vague architectural forms in the background mimicking the sculptural image's movements. Item #PR00182.
Includes a certificate of authenticity from the Original Print Collectors Group, Ltd.
Henry Moore (1898-1986) was born at Castleford, Yorkshire to a large family. He served in the army from 1917–19, the youngest man in the Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles regiment. In 1919 he became a student at the Leeds School of Art and then in 1921, won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art in London. Moore is best known for his monumental, semi abstract public sculptures. His work has also been the subject of many exhibitions at institutions including: Yhe Tate Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kew Botanical Gardens, the Kunsthal, the Kremlin Museum, and the National Gallery of Art.
Condition: The blank margins of the paper are heavily foxed, but the mat hides almost all the foxing with only a few subtle spots visible.The image area seems to be free of foxing. Overall the print is in good presentable condition.