Signed Henry Moore poster
Silver jubilee exhibition poster of sculpture in Battersea park signed and dated by Henry Moore. England, 1977
There is a similar signed copy of this poster in the collection of the Henry Moore foundation
The work in the poster is Moore’s “Sheep Piece” The workbegan as a 14 centimetres (5.5 in) maquette made in plaster in 1969 and then it was cast in bronze – An example of the bronze is exhibited by the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green.
The maquette was subsequently enlarged to a 142 centimetres (56 in) plaster working model in 1971, which was then cast in bronze in an edition of seven casts plus an artist’s copy. The plaster model is Perry Green, and examples of the bronze casts are at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Hakone Open-Air Museum.
The work was enlarged again in 1971-72 to create a full size bronze on a monumental scale, 570 centimetres (220 in) high, in edition of 3 + 1 artist proof. One of these casts was loaned for the public exhibition in Battersea Park for Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, and a cast was included in an exhibition organised by the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, and displayed in the Tuileries the same year.