Artist Henry Moore, English, 1898-1986
  • Ideas for Sculpture
Date 1940
Medium pen and black ink, graphite pencil, crayon, chalk, watercolor and gouache on off-white wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 10 1/8 × 16 7/8 inches (25.7 × 42.9 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of John S. Newberry
Accession Number 65.219
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed In black pen and ink, lower right: Moore / 40
Inscriptions In pencil, upper right: (at least seven lines of undeciphered script); right center: (at least two lines of undeciphered script); in black ink, uppper left, verso (in Moore's hand): Henry Moore / Drawing 1940; in pencil: 35 (circled) / "Seated figures / drawing for sculpture; lower left corner, in pencil: 643; center right edge: 17 x 22
Formerly in the collection of:
Curt Valentin;
Buchholz Gallery, New York;
John S. Newberry
DIA, City Art Museum, St. Louis, ORIGINS OF MODERN SCULPTURE, Jan 22-May 1, 1946, no 206.

Buchholz Gallery, New York, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLORS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN S. NEWBERRY, Sept 28-Oct 24, 1948, no 32.

Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA., DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLORS XIX AND XX CENTURIES FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN S. NEWBERRY, Feb 12-March 31, 1948, p 23.

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, NEWBERRY COLLECTION, 1948, no 745.

DIA, THE JOHN S. NEWBERRY COLLECTION, Oct 13-Nov 14, 1965, p 68, (ill).

DIA, MUSEUM DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, Project Outreach Travel Exhibition, 1970, pp 4-5, (ill).

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, COLLECTION OF JOHN S. NEWBERRY, 1947.

Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, HENRY MOORE, Dec 1-Dec 26 1965.