Henry Moore OM, CHDraped Reclining Woman 1957-8

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Artist
Henry Moore OM, CH (1898‑1986)
Title
Draped Reclining Woman
Date 1957-8
MediumBronze
Dimensions1346 x 2083 x 914 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Gustav and Elly Kahnweiler 1974, accessioned 1994
Reference
T06825
Not on display

Summary

Draped Reclining Woman was made in an edition of six casts (of which this is number two) plus an artist’s proof. Other casts are in the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich, the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, and the Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena. The plaster working model is in the collection of the Henry Moore Sculpture Center, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

The reclining figure was a recurring theme in Moore’s work. The artist liked its compositional and spatial freedom, as well as its ability to express repose. Moreover, he stated: ‘A reclining figure can recline on any surface. It is free and stable at the same time. It fits in with my belief that sculpture should be permanent, should last for eternity… (read more)

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