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Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 2

Artist
Henry Moore, English, 1898–1986
Date
1959–60
Material
Bronze
Place made
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, Northern Europe, England, Europe
Classification
Sculpture
Current Location
On View, Outdoor, South Lawn
Dimensions
sculpture: 49 1/2 x 101 1/2 x 42 3/4 in. (125.7 x 257.8 x 108.6 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Baer
Rights
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY
Object Number
68:1970a,b
NOTES
Henry Moore produced and extensive sculptural series of the abstracted human body in two parts. Moore’s reclining forms can be compared to eroded cliffs, an association enhanced by the work’s carved and pock-marked surface. The artist found in these sculptures “a metaphor of the relationship of humanity with the earth.”
- 1970
Howard F. and Isabel Baer, purchased from the artist [1]

1970 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, given by Howard F. and Isabel Baer [2]


Notes:
[1] Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Baer purchased "Two–Piece Reclining Figure No. 2" from the artist [Baer, Howard. "Saint Louis to Me: Footnotes on Fifty Years." St. Louis: Hawthorn Publishing Co. Inc., 1978, p. 250].

[2] Minutes of the Acquisitions Committee of the Board of Trustees, City Art Museum, June 25, 1970.
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