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sketch-book / drawing

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1977,0402.13.21

  • Description

    Five studies of figures in the Underground, on a leaf from 'The Shelter Sketchbook'. 1940-41 Pen and black ink and graphite, with watercolour

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1940-1941
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 187 millimetres
    • Width: 164 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed: "Underground Sheltering"
  • Curator's comments

    From sketchbook 1977,0402.13.1-67. For a general description of the item see 1977,0402.13.1. The sketch immediately below Moore's individualised 'asterisk' was later worked up into a larger drawing 'Tube Shelter' 1941 (279 x 381 mm; HMF 1725, location unknown-last sold Sotheby's London 1969). Lit: Julian Andrews (2002), 'London's War: The Shelter Drawings of Henry Moore'. Lund Humphries, (reproduced as fig.13).

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  • Bibliography

    • HMF 1579 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Roy PVIIIb)

  • Exhibition history

    1988-9 Nov-Feb, BM, Henry Moore Shelter Drawings (no cat.) 1994 May-Jul, Thurgau, Switz. Kunstmuseum, 'Henry Moore' (no cat.) 1994 July-Oct, Salzburg, Austria, Rupertinum, 'Henry Moore' (no cat.)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Second World War
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1977

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1977,0402.13.21

Five studies of figures in the Underground, on a leaf from 'The Shelter Sketchbook'. 1940-41 Pen and black ink and graphite, with watercolour

Recto

Five studies of figures in the Underground, on a leaf from 'The Shelter Sketchbook'. 1940-41 Pen and black ink and graphite, with watercolour

Reproduced by permission of the Henry Moore Foundation

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