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Falling Warrior 1956-57 (LH 405)

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bronze
length 147.5cm


The idea for The Warrior came to me at the end of 1952 or very early in 1953. It was evolved from a pebble I found on the seashore in the summer of 1952, and which reminded me of the stump of a leg, amputated at the hip. Just as Leonardo says somewhere in his notebooks that a painter can find a battle scene in the lichen marks on a wall, so this gave me the start of The Warrior idea.

Henry Moore in a letter dated 15 January 1955; quoted in Philip James (ed.), Henry Moore on Sculpture: a collection of the sculptor’s writings and spoken words, Macdonald, London 1966, p.250