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Creator:
Henry Moore, 1898–1986, British
Title:

Madonna and Child

Date:
1943
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
6 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches (15.2 x 6.4 x 8.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed on back of base, proper right: "MOORE"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B1995.23.27
Classification:
Sculptures
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
child | figure study | Madonna: Mary sitting or enthroned, the Christ-child in her lap (or in front of her bosom) (Mary sometimes represented half-length) | mother | religious and mythological subject
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1527
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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



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 Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11)

Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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]

William Feaver, Images of the Century, The Observer, , 20 September 1981, p. 29, Available online: Proquest Historical Newspapers database Also available on Microfil : Film An Ob7 (SML) [ORBIS]

Front Matter, Burlington Magazine, vol 107, December 1965, p. iv, N1 B87 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Aso available onlne : JSTOR [YCBA]

Henry Moore, Sculpture and Drawings , Lund Humphries, London, 1946-1955, (v. 1) pages are unnumbered, cat. 107a*, NJ18 M79 R38 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

In the Sale Rooms, $82,596 for Modern British Works , The Times (London), London, 16 December 1965, p. 6, Available online: The Times Digital Archive Also available on Microfil : Film An T482 (SML) [ORBIS]

William S. Lieberman, Henry Moore, 60 Years of His Art , The Metropolitan Museum of Art, London, 1983, pp. 62, 122, NJ18 M79 L54 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 1, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sotheby's sale catalogue : Catalogue of Modern British Drawings, Paintings, and Sculpture : 15 December 1965, Sotheby's, London, December 15 , 1965, pp. 53 and opposite p. 53, lot. 189, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

David Sylvester, Henry Moore : Complete Sculpture, , v. 1-6, Lund Humphries, London, 1977 - 1999, p. 13; 138, vol. 1, cat. 224, , NJ18 M79 A12 B68 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

David Sylvester, Henry Moore, Complete Sculptues , vol. 1, Lund Humphries, London, 1977-1999, vol. 1, pp. 13, 138, cat. 224, NJ18 M79 A12 B68 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]


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