Henry Moore: Reclining FigureArtist(s)Clarence John LaughlinObject Creation Date1954Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
7 5/8 in. x 9 5/16 in. ( 19.4 cm x 23.7 cm )Credit LineGift of Charles R. EisendrathLabel copy
According to donor Charles Eisendrath, his father William Eisendrath was the assistant director of The St. Louis Art Museum and founded the Washington University Gallery of Art. Since Laughlin's "On a Theme of White" (1996/1.46) depicts Harriet Hosmer's sculpture "Oenome," which belongs to the collection of Washington University, and since the verso of the photograph's mount bears a dedication to William Eisendrath, it was probably he who commissioned Laughlin to photograph sculpture in the Gallery's [or University's?] collection. The other three photographs given by Charles Eisendrath to the University of Michigan Museum of Art (1996/1.44, 1996/1.45, 1996/1.47) may also belong to the same collection, especially since the first two works show backgrounds similar to that in 1996/1.46.
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