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Henry Moore — Recumbent Figure, 1938.  Sculpture: Green Hornton...

Henry MooreRecumbent Figure, 1938.  

Sculpture: Green Hornton stone, 89 x 133 x 74 cm; 520 kg. Tate.

This is one of the earliest works in which Moore shows the female Figure undulating like the landscape. It was commissioned by the architect Serge Chermayeff to stand on the terrace of his home on the Downs. Visually, the figure would have acted as a bridge between the rolling hills and the ultra-modern house. Moore, like others, used many native British stones at this time. This Hornton stone came from a quarry near Banbury in Oxfordshire.  Tate

Click here for a fantastic essay exploring Moore and his context through the lens of Recumbent Figure.

Artist’s studies for Recumbent Figure
  • Figurative Abstraction
  • Modernism
  • 1930s

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