Sims Reed Gallery

Henry Moore and Gerald Cramer: 25 Years of Art and Friendship, Sims Reed Gallery, The Economist Building, 30 Bury Street, London SW1, until 16th December 2014  

Henry  

Moore Reclining  

Nude Woodcut, 1931. Signed in pencil and inscribed ‘For Gerald’. A proof aside from the edition of 50. Printed in 1966 on Japon teinte paper by Fequet and Baudier, Paris. Published by Gerald Cramer, Geneva. (Cramer  

2) 23  

x  

32.5  

cm

Henry 

Moore
Reclining 

Nude
Woodcut, 1931. Signed in pencil and inscribed ‘For Gerald’. A proof aside from the edition of 50. Printed in 1966 on Japon teinte paper by Fequet and Baudier, Paris. Published by Gerald Cramer, Geneva.
(Cramer 

2)
23 

x 

32.5 

cm

 

 This really is a very special exhibition not just because none of the one hundred or so prints have previously been seen in public or put on the market but because they come from the estate of the noted print publisher and dealer Gerald Cramer.

Henry  

Moore Sheep  

in  

Landscape Etching and aquatint, 1974. Signed in ink. One of three impressions on vellum aside from the edition of 15 on Rives paper. These fifteen were included in the delux edition of the Sheep Album. Printed by Lacouriere and Frelaut, Paris. Published by Gerald Cramer, Geneva. (Cramer 234) 42  

x  

48  

cm

Henry 

Moore
Sheep 

in 

Landscape
Etching and aquatint, 1974. Signed in ink. One of three impressions on vellum aside from the edition of 15 on Rives paper. These fifteen were included in the delux edition of the Sheep Album. Printed by Lacouriere and Frelaut, Paris. Published by Gerald Cramer, Geneva. (Cramer 234)
42 

x 

48 

cm

Cramer’s gallery was based in Geneva and in 1961 he asked Moore whether it would be possible to have a drawing to include in the gallery’s annual catalogue. This was the beginning of a friendship which would see Moore become seriously interested and involved in printmaking. It was a great partnership and in this show is Cramer’s own copy of each print that he and Moore worked on and each one is personally inscribed by the artist.

Henry  

Moore Three  

Reclining  

Figures Felt-tipped pen, pen and ink, 1962. Signed in pen and inscribed ‘For Gerald Cramer from Henry Moore,  

1962.’  

(Garrould  

Volume  

IV.) 29.2  

x  

24.2  

cm

Henry 

Moore
Three 

Reclining 

Figures
Felt-tipped pen, pen and ink, 1962. Signed in pen and inscribed ‘For Gerald Cramer from Henry Moore, 

1962.’ 

(Garrould 

Volume 

IV.)
29.2 

x 

24.2 

cm

Cramer was responsible for the catalogue raisonné of Moore’s graphic work which was published between 1973 and 1980.

 

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