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Figure, (1935)

Henry Moore, British, b. Castleford, England, 1898–1986

Cumberland alabaster, 11 1/2 x 11 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. (29.2 x 29.5 x 17.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.3606

Provenance:
Leicester Galleries, London, by 1936
Miss Benecke, Eastbourne, Sussex
Buchholz Gallery, New York, by 1949-at least 1951
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, to 1 February 1956
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1 February 1956-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
LEICESTER GALLERIES, London. "Henry Moore," November 1936, no. 12.
BUCHHOLZ GALLERY, New York. "Sculpture," 1949, no. 37, ill. (as "Figure," 1931)
BUCHHOLZ GALLERY, New York. "The Heritage of August Rodin," 6 December 1950-6 January 1951, no. 54, ill.
BUCHHOLZ GALLERY, New York. "Henry Moore," 6-31 March 1951, no. 1, ill.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 168, ill. p. 78.
BUCHHOLZ GALLERY, New York. "Sculpture," 26 September-14 October 1959, no. 37, ill.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 311.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 471.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Henry Moore: the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection," 28 July-28 September 1978, no. 6.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York. "The World of Henry Moore," 4 May-25 September 1983.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Direct Carving in Modern Sculpture: Selections from the Museum's Collection," 6 October-27 November 1983, no. 30.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Collection in Context: Henry Moore's Stringed Figure No. 1," 4 June-7 September 1998.
TATE BRITAIN, London. "Henry Moore," 24 February- 5 August 2010. TOUR: ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, 23 October-6 February 2011.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York," 29 October 2015-15 February 2016, fig. 62, color ill. p. 64; p. 186.

Published References:
REED, JUDITH KAYE. "Diverse Trends in Twentieth Century Sculpture," Art Digest 24 (1 October 1949), ill. p. 12.
SCHAEFFER-SIMMERN, HENRY. Sculpture in Europe Today (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1955), p. 14, pl. 83.
SYLVESTER, DAVID, ed. Henry Moore, Vol. 1: Sculpture and Drawings 1921-1948, 4th revised edition (London: Lund Humphries, 1957), no. 156, p. 10, ill. p. 14.
GROHMANN, WILL. The Art of Henry Moore (New York: Abrams, 1960), p. 29, pl. 11.
JIANOU, IONEL. Henry Moore, trans. Geoffrey Skelding (New York: Tudor, 1968), no. 143, p. 70.
MELVILLE, ROBERT. Henry Moore; Sculpture and Drawings 1921-1969 (New York: Abrams, 1971), p. 343, pl. 126.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 724, ill. no. 471.
LEIBSON, MILT. Direct Stone Sculpture (Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, 1991), ill. p. 52.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, British Modernist Sculpture