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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1988,0305.7

  • Description

    Crowd looking at a tied up object; within a landscape. 1942 Graphite, coloured chalks and grey wash, heightened with white, on buff paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1942
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 442 millimetres
    • Width: 571 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed and dated Verso inscribed: "AP 6380"
  • Curator's comments

    Moore made an etching based on this subject in 1966 (Cramer 79)

    Stamps and inscriptions from the original backing board are kept in the artist's file in P&D: No.2 in pencil twice; Kenneth Clark's signature in pencil; a stamp from the Press and Censorship Bureau passing the work on 12 September 1941; and in ink "HS Merritt, Little End, Oxenden [?] Wood Road, Chelsfield, Kent".

    The following label was written by Kim Sloan for Places of the Mind, 2017:
    In the mid-1930s, Henry Moore moved into a cottage with five acres of wild meadow in the Kent Downs. He later noted that the landscape became very important to him as a background and environment for his sculpture. Monolithic forms in Neolithic sites and sculptures covered in damp cloths to keep clay moist inspired this moving example of landscape as a pictorial setting for imaginary sculpture. African art was also a source – here a 1933 illustration of Nupe tribesmen before two large veiled cult objects.

    Lit.: F. Carey 'Some Versions of Pastoral', in K. Sloan (ed.), exhib. cat. BM, London, 'Places of the Mind: British watercolour landscapes 1850-1950', 2017, pp. 140-171.
    F. Carey, exhib.cat., BM, London, `Collecting the 20th century`, 1991, p.8.

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  • Bibliography

    • HMF 2064 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G90

  • Exhibition history

    1991/2 Oct-Feb, BM, Collecting the 20th century 2001 Feb-May, Dallas Mus. of Art, 'Henry Moore Retrospective' 2001 June-Sep, San Francisco,Calif. Legion of Honor, 'Henry Moore Retrospective' 2001/2 Oct-Jan, Washington, DC, NGA, 'Henry Moore Retrospective'
    2006 July-Oct, Barcelona, CaixaForum, 'Henry Moore'
    2010 Feb-Aug, London, Tate Britain, Henry Moore
    2010/11 Sep-Feb, Toronto, AG of Ontario, Henry Moore
    2017 23 Feb-27 Aug, London, BM, G90, Places of the Mind: British Landscape watercolours 1850-1950

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1988

  • Acquisition notes

    Accepted by H M Government (the Treasury Commissioners of Inland Revenue) in lieu of tax on the estate of the late Lord Clark of Saltwood and allocated to the British Museum.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1988,0305.7

Crowd looking at a tied up object; within a landscape. 1942 Graphite, coloured chalks and grey wash, heightened with white, on buff paper

Crowd looking at a tied up object; within a landscape. 1942 Graphite, coloured chalks and grey wash, heightened with white, on buff paper

reproduced by permission of the henry moore foundation Reproduced by permission of the Henry Moore Foundation

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