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Lot 146

Henry Moore OM CH, British 1898-1986 - Reclining Figure, 1932; stone and carved concrete, unique, H8...

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Lot 146

Henry Moore OM CH, 
British 1898-1986 - 
Reclining Figure, 1932; 
stone and carved concrete, unique, H8...

Price Realised: £27,540

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 146


Henry Moore OM CH, 
British 1898-1986 - 

Reclining Figure, 1932; 

stone and carved concrete, unique, H8 x W16 x D8.5 cm (ARR) 

Erica Brausen, acquired directly from the artist; 
Jean-Yves Mock (1928-2021); 
Sotheby’s, Olympia, The Collection of Jean-Yves Mock, 7th February 2005, lot 101; 
with Goldmark Gallery, Oakham; 
private collection, purchased from the above 

D. Sylvester (ed.), 'Henry Moore: Complete Sculpture 1921-48, Vol.1', London, 1990, p.8 no.120a;
The Henry Moore Foundation Artwork Catalogue, cat.no.LH 120a stone (https://catalogue.henry-moore.org/objects/13583/reclining-figure);
J. Hedgecoe, 'A Monumental Vision: The Sculpture of Henry Moore', London, 1998, p.200, no.108, bronze cast illus. 

Jean-Yves Mock was the assistant of Erica Brausen, at the celebrated Hanover Gallery in London from 1956-73. The gallery gave early exhibitions to Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud. Mock went on to work as curator at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, organising the first major retrospectives of Niki de Saint Phalle, Yves Klein and Jean Tinguely, emphasising his influence on the contemporary art world. Other artists in his collection were Eduardo Paolozzi, Clive Barker, William Scott and Mark Tobey. 

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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