In this short film Goldmark Gallery manager Kate shows us one of only two wood engravings that Henry Moore ever made.
Though Moore was principally a sculptor, he was also an adept printmaker and his graphic work reveals a great draughtsmanship and technical prowess in different print media.
From the late 1960s printmaking became an increasingly important part of Moore’s artistic output. As with his sculpture and drawings, two abiding themes were reclining female forms and the mother and child composition.
Altogether Moore made over 700 prints during his career, making this wood engraving one of his earliest and scarcest.