Henry Moore - Reclining Girl: Shell Skirt


Bronze with a Dark Brown patina, signed and numbered 'Moore 3/9' (on the base)

Size: 11x18.2x7.8 cm. (7 1/8 in.) (including the base)

Edition: Numbered out of an edition of 9 at the back.

Reference: Alan Bowness (ed.), Henry Moore, Complete Sculpture, Volume 6, Lund Humphries, London, 1988, cat.no.803 (ill.b&w, another cast)

John Hedgecoe, A Monumental Vision, The Sculpture of Henry Moore, Collins & Brown, London, 1998, pp.244-245, cat.no.679 (col.ill., another cast)

Notes: Often regarded as the father of modern British sculpture, Henry Moore’s large-scale bronze and marble sculptures can be found in public parks and plazas around the world. Working in various styles and mediums, Moore is perhaps best known for his highly abstract and interpretive renditions of the human figure, often portrayed in the reclining position. He was influenced by Classical, Pre-Columbian, and African art, and by Surrealism; his biomorphic style has been compared that of Salvador Dalí and Jean Arp. Moore was a longtime friend and colleague of fellow sculptor Barabara Hepworth, having met at the Leeds School of Art around 1919. He also admired the work of Constantin Brancusi, whose organic abstract style resonated with Moore’s belief that observation of nature is essential to artistic creation. Moore himself inspired many artists including his former studio assistants Anthony Caro and Richard Wentworth.

With a photo-certificate signed by Henry Moore.

Public Collections: The plaster for this work is held by the Henry Moore Foundation and was acquired in 1993. https://catalogue.henry-moore.org/objects/14160/reclining-girl-shell-skirt. They also hold an example stamped Moore, 0/9


Exhibitions: Tokyo Contemporary Sculpture Centre 1981 no. 12.