Yale Center for British Art

Glass, Douglas, 1901-1978
Assembly of Henry Moore's Draped seated woman at the Susse Frères foundry in Paris.
Published / Created:
between 1958 and 1963.
Physical Description:
1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; 29 x 32 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Jane Ritchie, transfer from the Yale University Art Gallery
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Related Content:
View catalog record for a cast of Draped seated woman at the Yale University Art Gallery https://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/43531
Seven casts of Moore's Draped seated woman were made at the Susse Frères foundry between 1958 and 1963. "Due to its size, the sculpture would have been cast in separate parts, which were then assembled by the foundry technicians. Some sections were bolted together inside the hollow interior while others were attached using Roman joints. This technique involved slotting two sections together, drilling holes and securing them with circular plugs." See: Alice Correia, 'Draped Seated Woman 1957-8, cast c.1958-63 by Henry Moore OM, CH', catalogue entry, November 2013, in Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity, Tate Research Publication, 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/henry-moore/henry-moore-om-ch-draped-seated-woman-r1172099, accessed 22 March 2018.
Subject Terms:
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986. Draped seated woman. | Susse frères. | Sculpture, British -- 20th century. | Bronze founding.
Gelatin silver prints. | Photographs.