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.
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.
Notebook No.2 whilst studying at the Royal College of Art. Its pages contain notes on RCA assignments alongside sketches for sculptural ideas.
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.
West Wind Sketchbook 1928, Moore develops design ideas for his first public commission, a carving for the headquarters of London Transport, 55 Broadway, London.
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.
second one-man show, his first with the Leicester Galleries, and includes a prefatory note by the artist Jacob Epstein.