Elephant Skull album by Henry Moore

The biologist Sir Julian Huxley gave an elephant skull to Moore in the late 1960s after a visit to Africa.


Details

Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
50.5 x 38.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,500 ( Total: £8,500)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Gorton & Co

Moore was fascinated by the complex form and it became his favourite natural object. The images Moore produces are vibrant, sensitive and strong and echo the work he was producing based on the human figure and landscape. The album contains 28 etchings.

Provenance

Gorton & Co, Devizes.

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