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Henry Moore, 1898–1986

Woman Reading

original terracotta 1946, cast 1970
Materials & Techniques:
Overall: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Jeffrey H. Loria, Yale BA 1962
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
abstract art | chair | figure study | reading | woman
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Moore produced an enormous number of small maquettes over the course of his career and they played an important part in his artistic process. A selection of them is displayed here. As he explained: “Sometimes I make ten or twenty maquettes for every one that I use in a large scale—the others may get rejected. If a maquette keeps its interest enough for me to want to realize it as a full-scale final work, then I might make a working model in an intermediate size, in which changes will be made before going to the real, full-sized sculpture.”

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

Revisiting Traditions [BAC 20th century painting & sculpture] (Yale Center for British Art, 2002-04-30 - 2005-05-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

20th Century Paintings and Sculpture (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-01-27 - 2000-04-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Katharine Eustace, Hendy Moores, Ashmolean, Summer 1994, pp. 14-15, N1195.08 A6 (LC) (SML) [ORBIS]

David Sylvester, Henry Moore : Complete Sculptues, , vol. 1, Lund Humphries, London, 1977-1999, vol. 1, p. 16, no. 264, NJ18 M79 A12 B68 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

David Sylvester, Henry Moore : Complete Sculpture, , v. 1-6, Lund Humphries, London, 1977 - 1999, p. 16, vol. 1, cat. 264, NJ18 M79 A12 B68 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Timothy Wilson, Acqisitions for the Department of Western Art in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1987-1993, Burlington Magazine, vol. 136, January 1994, p. 64, no. XVII, N1 B87 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Also available iOnline : JSTOR [YCBA]

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