F99-33/14 | Modern Art

Sculpture - English

Henry Spencer Moore , English , 1898-1986 , b. Yorkshire, England
Seated Woman, 1958-1959; cast 1983

Bronze, ed. of 6
75 3/4 x 35 x 40 1/4 inches (192.41 x 88.9 x 102.24 cm)

Gift of the Hall Family Foundation

Gallery Location: Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park

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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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