Thin-lipped Armourer II

Accession Number

Thin-lipped Armourer II

Henry Moore

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on Hodgkinson paper

16 in x 13 1/4 in (40.64 cm x 33.66 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Corrine Lemberg

Subject matter
One of four loose leaf lithographs included alongside a book of assorted poems by the Pulitzer Prize winning British-American poet W. H. Auden that has an accompany of lithographs designed especially for the project by British sculptor Henry Moore. Henry Moore drew the accompanying images in response to the choosen poems between February and December of 1973. The lihtographs are included in a slipcase in a box that also includes the book (Edition B, 2011/1.125). The three other accompanying works are "Multitude II" (2011/1.121), "Forest" (2011/1.124), and "Fjord" (2011/1.122). For the aesthetics of this print, Moore was inspired by the turn-of-the-century French Pointalist artist Georges Seurat. Instead of focusing on outlines, this landscape fuses light, depth, volume in order to create a more mystical vision of the two figures. It is possible that these two figures represent Moore and Auden. 

Physical Description
There are two busts visible in the dark linework of this lithograph. The face on the left is more obscured by linework than the right, which is turned slightly to the left to reveal their left ear. The print is signed (l.r.) "Moore" and numbered (l.l.) "53/100" in pencil.

Primary Object Classification

Additional Object Classification(s)
Unbound Work

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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biomorphic abstraction
faces (animal components)

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