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
[Jeffrey H. Loria and Co., Inc, New York, sold 1971-11-08 to];
Norton Simon Art Foundation.
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
- Henry Moore Fifteen Bronzes: from the Collections of the Norton Simon Foundation and the Norton Simon, Inc. Museum of Art,no. 11
- New Orleans Museum of Art, Annual Report 1973 New Orleans Museum of Art,
- Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best,2010, cat. 749 p. 335
- Tancock, John, The Connoisseur,fig. 10 pp. 238-240
- Moore, Henry, Henry Moore, Sculpture and Drawings,no. 431 pp. 62-65
- Sculpture Garden, Norton Simon Museum,no. 20
Additional Artwork by Artist
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 the reproduction request form.
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.