Catalogue entry

T02294 TWO PIECE RECLINING FIGURE NO. 5 1963–4

Inscribed ‘Moore 3/3’ and stamped with foundry mark ‘H. NOACK BERLIN’ on back of figure at base
Bronze, 93 1/2 × 145 × 78 1/4 (237.5 × 368.4 × 198.8)
Presented by the artist 1978
Exh: Sculpture in the Open Air, Battersea Park, May–September 1966 (28, repr.); The Henry Moore Gift, Tate Gallery, June–August 1978, repr. p.54
Lit: Herbert Read, Henry Moore, 1965, p.235 (repr. pl.222)
Repr.: Philip James (ed.), Henry Moore on Sculpture, 1966, pl.15; Alan Bowness (ed.), Henry Moore Sculpture 1964–73, 1977, pl.6, 7

L.H. 517, cast in an edition of three bronzes plus one, the artist's own (now the Tate's cast). This sculpture and T02295, both double life-size reclining figures, were worked on for the commission Moore undertook in 1962 to provide a sculpture for the new Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. In the event Moore decided to go ahead and enlarge T02295.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1978-80: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1981