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Print - Mother and Child with Wave Background II
  • Mother and Child with Wave Background II
    Moore, Henry Spencer, born 1898 - died 1986
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Mother and Child with Wave Background II

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    1978 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moore, Henry Spencer, born 1898 - died 1986 (artist)
    Orde, Levinson (publisher)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Artist

  • Museum number:

    E.1098-1978

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 74

Physical description

Colour lithograph, signed 'Moore' in pencil, and with the inscription 'For/V&A'. The print depicts dark brown-black figurative forms, with highlights in white and pale yellow, positioned to one side, silhouetted against a background of rows of grey undulating lines. These represent waves, becoming thicker and closer together in the trough, which is shaded in yellow-brown, and lighter and more spaced out in the peak, toned in pale yellow-brown. The print is described by the artist as an impression in 'yellow'.

Date

1978 (made)

Artist/maker

Moore, Henry Spencer, born 1898 - died 1986 (artist)
Orde, Levinson (publisher)

Marks and inscriptions

'For/V&A'
Inscribed in pencil

'Moore'
Signed by artist in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 14.46 cm image size, Width: 26.35 cm image size, Height: 40.64 cm paper size, Width: 53.34 cm paper size

Descriptive line

'Mother and Child with Wave Background II.' Yellow. Five colour lithograph by Henry Spencer Moore (1898-1986), dated 1976. This print is the second in a series of three with the same title, and forms part of a set of nine lithographs included in the 'Henry Moore: 80th Anniversary Portfolio', published by Orde Levinson, 1978.

Subjects depicted

Figures (representations); Children (people by age group); Waves; Women

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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