Henry Moore OM, CHReclining Figure 1951

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Artist
Henry Moore OM, CH (1898‑1986)
Title
Reclining Figure
Date 1951
MediumPlaster and string
Dimensionsobject: 1054 x 2273 x 892 mm, 271 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1978
Reference
T02270
On display at Tate Britain
Theme: BP Spotlights
Room: Henry Moore

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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.

September 2004

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