Multitude II

Accession Number

Multitude 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 "Thin-lipped Armourer II" (2011/1.123), "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 scene of the masses.

Physical Description
At the center of the lithograph there is a horizontal like of small, stylized figures. The print is signed (l.r.) "Moore" and numbered (l.l.) "53/150" in pencil.

Primary Object Classification

Additional Object Classification(s)
Unbound Work

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

color prints (prints)
groups of people

1 Related Resource

CRC Classroom Resource: Art Books 
(Part of: CRC Classroom Resources)

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved