Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 9

Henry Moore (English, 1898-1986)
Bronze, Edition of 7, Cast No. 2 
56-1/2 x 96 x 52 in. (143.5 x 243.8 x 132.1 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
© The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2016 / Reproduction, including downloading of Moore works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 
On View

Henry Moore is widely considered to be the greatest sculptor of the twentieth century. He entered art school at the end of his service in World War I, and was keenly sensitive to the influence of modern and ancient sculptural traditions, especially the figures of Pre-Columbian Mexico. His mature style emerged during the 1930s while he was a young member of the Surrealist circle in England. In the years following World War II he gained an international reputation with his monumental outdoor figurative works. His "Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 9" exemplifies Moore's belief that more abstract forms could possess great spiritual vitality: "In this way I can present the human psychological content of my work with the greatest directness and intensity."

Image reproduction permission may be granted for scholarly or arts related commercial use. All image requests, regardless of their intended purpose, should be submitted via email. Requests can also be made by fax or mail.

Images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. Additional permission may be required.

Approved requests for the reproduction of an image will receive a contract detailing all fees and conditions of use of the image. Upon receipt of both the signed contract and full payment, the Office of Rights and Reproductions will provide the image. A complimentary copy of the published material must be provided to the Norton Simon Museum.

Please fill out our Online Reproduction Request Form.

E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (626) 449-6840 x 3300
Fax: (626) 796-4978

Additional Artwork by Artist