Woking, The Lightbox, 2D:3D – Discover the Art of Sculpture: Sculpture & Sculptors’ Drawings from The Ingram Collection, 1 February – 1 March 2008;
London, Sotheby’s, Sculpture and Sculptors’ Drawings from The Ingram Collection, 10 – 21 January 2011;
London, RCA, A Perfect Place to Grow, 16 November 2012 – 3 January 2013;
Woking, The Lightbox, Bodies! The Ingram Collection, 21 November 2015 – 31 January 2016;
Hastings, Jerwood Gallery, Century: 100 Modern British Artists, 23 October 2016 – 8 January 2017;
London, Business Design Centre, London Art Fair Museum Partner, Ten Years – A Century of Art, 18 – 22 January 2017
David Sylvester (ed.), Henry Moore, Sculpture and Drawings, Vol. 1 (Sculpture, 1921-1948), Lund Humphries, London, 1944 (anhydrite stone version (1931) illustrated no. 110, p. 65)
As a sculptor, Henry Moore worked in many different materials, determined to show that bronze was not the only medium suitable for serious sculpture. Here he used a distinctive red-tinted plaster, casting directly from an earlier work in Anhydrite stone. Several different influences converge in this work. From early on in his career, Moore was inspired by the stylised features of primitive sculpture, but his knowledge and understanding of Mexican carving is also evident in the girl’s mask-like features, and her clenched hands indicate an appreciation of Egyptian art.