Henry Moore


Reclining Figure

Reclining Figure  by Henry Moore


Etching and etching with aquatint [2]1977-78145x201mm[sheets 230x302mm and larger]

Reference: Cramer 479


Two extremely rare trial proofs printed for the artist by Alistair Grant and/or Michael Rand prior to the plate’s inclusion in the series The Reclining Figure;
[1] the outline etching [click to view] of which Cramer was aware of only three impressions and [2] the etching with aquatint added from the first of two aquatint plates. Cramer describes only two such impressions but we are aware of a third. To strengthen the contours and to add three colours to the final published design a second aquatint plate was also employed. Both are printed on heavy wove sheets with full margins and are in excellent condition.

The Reclining Figure, a portfolio of nine etchings was published by Ganymed Original Editions in 1978 in association with the Louisiana Museum, Denmark in an edition of 65.

Provenance: From the archive of the printer, Michael Rand