Draped Reclining Woman
Henry Moore (English, 1898-1986)
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Henry Moore was the son of an English coal miner in Yorkshire. Entering art school at the end of his service in World War I, Moore developed under the influence of modern and ancient sculptural traditions, especially figures of pre-Columbian Mexico and African masks. His mature style emerged during the 1930s as a dynamic synthesis of abstract and surrealist dimensions. At this time, he wrote, "Beauty, in the later Greek or Renaissance sense, is not the aim in my sculpture. Between beauty of expression and power of expression there is a difference of function. The first aims at pleasing the senses, the second has a spiritual vitality which for me is more moving."


  • Artist Name: Henry Moore (English, 1898-1986)
  • Title: Draped Reclining Woman
  • Date: 1957-58
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Edition: Edition of 7, Cast No. 0/6
  • Dimensions: 55 x 87 x 45 in. (139.7 x 221.0 x 114.3 cm)
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Art Foundation
  • Accession Number: M.1971.2.S
  • Copyright: © The Henry Moore Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Object Information

Mrs. Henry Moore, Hoglands Perry Green, Much Hadam, Herts, England;
[Jeffrey H. Loria and Co., Inc, New York, sold 1971-11-08 to];
Norton Simon Art Foundation.

[on loan]

  • Sheffield, England, Sheffield Cathedral, 1960 to 1970

Henry Moore in Southern California

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1973-10-02 to 1973-11-18

Henry Moore Fifteen Bronzes: From the Collections of the Norton Simon Foundation and the Norton Simon, Inc. Museum of Art

  • New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1973-12-03 to 1974-10-23
  • Tancock, John, The Connoisseur, fig. 10 pp. 238-240
  • Sculpture Garden, Norton Simon Museum, no. 20
  • Moore, Henry, Henry Moore, Sculpture and Drawings, 1965, no. 431 pp. 62-65
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, Annual Report 1973 New Orleans Museum of Art, 1973,
  • Henry Moore Fifteen Bronzes: from the Collections of the Norton Simon Foundation and the Norton Simon, Inc. Museum of Art, 1974, no. 11
  • Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, 2010, cat. 749 p. 335
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Bird Henry Moore 1959
Elephant Skull Album Henry Moore 1969-70
Family Group #1 Henry Moore 1948-49

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