A seminal work by the most celebrated British #sculptor
of the past century, Henry #Moore
’s Family Group represents the zenith of the sculptor’s lifelong obsession with the universal motif of #parenthood
. To Moore, the family became a symbol of hope, of the intransience of human bonds of support, compassion and care, and of turning to the domestic life in the face of immense experiences of trauma after the Second World War. International appreciation of Moore’s work was burgeoning immediately after WWII – the monumental version of this #maquette
was his first large-scale #commission
and his first ever major #retrospective
took place at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1946. This piece boasts exceptional provenance, having been acquired by #MoMA
just two years after its conception.
On view in our #London
galleries ahead of an auction on Tuesday 20 November.
#SothebysModBrit #HenryMoore #ModernBritishArt