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A small bronze model of the large 'Madonna and Child' in St Matthew’s Church, Northampton. One of an edition of six cast from the original clay maquettes following the completion of the sculpture at St Matthew's. These bronze maquettes were presented by Moore to friends and associates. This model was originally given to the Reverend Walter Hussey of St Matthew’s, who had commissioned the original 'Madonna and Child'.

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery



Madonna and Child






H 17 x W 8 x D 9 cm

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gift from Walter Hussey, 1984

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label underneath base: Arts Council of Great Britain / 105 Piccadilly London W1V 0AU / L414.5 / D.136.1486.6 / Exhibition Decade 40's / cat. no 171 / artist Henry Moore / title Sketch model for Madonna & / owner Private collection (DH)


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