Signed and numbered ‘21/50 Moore’. Printed by Imprimerie Lacouričre, Paris, in 1966. As issued in the deluxe edition of ‘Henry Moore: Prints and Portfolios’ in an edition of 50.
This is Henry Moore’s first etching. It illustrates a poem by Herbert Read entitled ‘1945’.
Herbert Read, poet, art historian, and critic, wrote the first book on Henry Moore in 1934 and championed him and his fellow artists, Barbara Hepworth, Paul Nash and Ben Nicholson. Moore and Read were neighbours in Hampstead in the thirties and remained close friends.