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Henry Moore, Couple Embracing 1920

Couple Embracing 1920, a pen and ink drawing made while Moore was still living in Yorkshire, reflects the influence of Aubrey Beardsley on the young artist.

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Henry Moore, Row of Sleepers, 1986

The last of the tapestries woven at West Dean, Row of Sleepers, 1986 (TAP 30) is based on a page from a sketchbook where Moore recorded his impressons of Underground shelterers in the Second World War.

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Henry Moore, The Three Fates, 1948

The Three Fates, a drawing in various media produced in 1948 which depicts The Three Fates, Lachesis represeting Birth; Clotho representing Life and Atropos.

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Henry Moore, History of Sculpture Notebook 1920

The History of Sculpture Notebook 1920 was completed whilst Moore was a student at the Royal College of Art, making regular visits to the British Museum and the V&A.

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Henry Moore, Notebook No.2 1921-22

Moore completed Notebook No.2 whilst studying at the Royal College of Art. Its pages contain notes on RCA assignments alongside sketches for sculptural ideas.

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Henry Moore, Notebook No.6 1926

This early sketchbook, Notebook No.6, completed in 1926, contains a number of studies of early sculpture, likely from Moore's frequent visits to the British Museum, alongside vivid animal studies of birds, fish and dogs.

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Henry Moore, West Wind Sketchbook 1928

In West Wind Sketchbook 1928, Moore develops design ideas for his first public commission, a carving for the headquarters of London Transport, 55 Broadway, London.

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Henry Moore, West Wind 1928

West Wind 1928 can still be seen, high up on the facade of 55 Broadway, London, alongside carvings by Eric Gill and Jacob Epstein. Here you can take a closer look at the work, photographed before it was attached to the building.

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Henry Moore Exhibition Catalogue, Leicester Galleries, London, 1931

This catalogue introduces Moore's second one-man show, his first with the Leicester Galleries, and includes a prefatory note by the artist Jacob Epstein.

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