Henry Moore


Reclining Figures - Man and a Woman II

Reclining Figures - Man and a Woman II  by Henry Moore


Etching and etching with aquatint [2]1975248x190mm[sheets 405x325mm and larger]

Reference: Cramer 362


Two extremely rare trial proofs printed for the artist by Michael Rand prior to the numbered edition of 100; [1] the outline etching [click to view] of which Cramer was aware of only seven proofs and [2] the etching with aquatint added from two plates printed in colours. Cramer describes eight such proofs presumably with colour variations. The sky in the present impression is printed in a steely blue-grey rather than the mauve used for the edition. Both are printed on wove papers with full margins and are in excellent condition.

Provenance: From the archive of the printer, Michael Rand