About this object

  • Maker:

    Moore, Henry

  • ID:

    47.26/14

  • Production date:

    1941

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: People's City: War

  • The idea for the shelter drawings came to Moore one evening in September 1940. At Belsize Park station he was caught in an air raid and forced to take refuge on the platform. The other people sheltering in the darkened station fascinated him and he later wrote ‘I had never seen so many reclining figures and even the holes out of which the trains were coming seemed like the holes in my sculpture’. From then on, he began to make regular forays to tube stations in search of new material.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 480 mm; W 428 mm

  • Materials

    ink; watercolour; wax; pencil; machine-made wove paper

  • Last Updated

    2017-06-21

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related Event

    World War II (related)

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