This is a guide to Moore's sculptures on public display throughout the world. We strive to ensure that all information is accurate, however we recommend that you contact each venue before making a visit. Please also contact us if you spot any mistakes. In some instances it has not been possible to source an image of the actual sculpture in-situ, and on such occasions an alternative image has been used.
This sculpture is part of a sequence of reclining figures made around the same time which are propped up in tension as if about to raise themselves. The torso is twisted around so that the breasts, two oddly placed but prominent protrusions, emerge from the front of the sculpture. There is also the playing off of formal opposites against one another, of the blade-like edge of the head, for example, against the soft forms of the body.
Julian Stallabrass in Celebrating Moore: Works from the Collection of The Henry Moore Foundation, edited by David Mitchinson, Lund Humphries, 2006, page 323.