F99-33/14 | Modern Art
Sculpture - English
Henry Spencer Moore
, b. Yorkshire, England
Bronze, ed. of 6
Gift of the Hall Family Foundation
Gallery Location: Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park
Henry Moore English, 1898-1986
Seated Woman, 1958-59; cast 1983 Bronze
By the late 1950s, Henry Moore had begun to move away from literal depictions of the female figure to more abstract representations as seen in Seated Woman. Robust and fecund, this sculpture recalls smaller scale depictions of earth mother goddesses from prehistoric times. Seated Woman's rich, textural surface records Moore's process, documenting the way he applied wet plaster with a trowel to create the original sculpture, from which this bronze work was cast.
Gift of the Hall Family Foundation F99-33/14
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