Henry Moore OM, CH

Reclining Figure

1951

On display at Tate Britain

Medium
Plaster and string
Dimensions
Object: 1054 x 2273 x 892 mm, 271 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1978
Reference
T02270

Display caption

In the late 1940s, the Arts Council invited Moore to submit ideas for a sculpture to be sited at the South Bank site of the Festival of Britain. Although the organising committee suggested a family theme, Moore chose to make this tense, skeletal reclining form. The work on display is the plaster model for the bronze, which was cast in an edition of five.

Gallery label, September 2004

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