MOORE HENRY - P5065 - ELEPHANT SKULL PLATE VI

© The Henry Moore Foundation

ELEPHANT SKULL PLATE VI 1970

Henry Moore (1898 – 1986)

Details

Dimension
49.5 X 36.5 CM
Media
ETCHING AND DRYPOINT
Accession number
P5065

Summary

The elephant skull had been given to Henry Moore by the naturalist Sir Julian Huxley and had taken prize position in the collection of found objects that filled Moore's studio. It was mounted on a turntable and Moore began by making representational studies of it from various angles, but he quickly became amazed by its complexity and more interested in its inner forms, concentrating on small areas to emphasise the landscape qualities within. The album contained 45 works made during two fortnightly periods from 1969 and 1970. The portfolio was printed in an edition of 100.