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.
The figure was originally meant to be a male torso with tensed shoulder-girdle bones forming a sort of arch. I first called the sculpture Large Torso; then I changed it to The Arch. The twisted, knotted strength of oak trees is something of what one wanted this figure to have.
Moore quoted in Henry Moore- Sculpture and Environment, Harry N. Abrams Inc. Publishers, New York, 1976, page 462