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Collection

Henry Spencer Moore

(England 30 Jul 1898 – 31 Aug 1986)

Title
Reclining nude
Year
1978
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
gouache and collage
Dimensions

26.0 x 36.5 cm

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pen and black ink "Moore/ 78".
Credit
Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
135.2013
Location
Not on display
Further information

Between 1975 and 1985 Henry Moore produced around 1000 drawings. Some are of ideas for sculpture, whereas others were inspired by completed sculptures. He also began to incorporate collaged elements into his drawings, as exemplified by this work. The pose of the figure is closely related to that of the Gallery’s large bronze from 1980, situated at the front of the building.