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Maquette for Sheep Piece 1969 (LH 625)

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bronze
length 14cm


I have always likes sheep, and there is one big sculpture of mine that I called Sheep Piecebecause I placed it in a field and the sheep enjoyed it and the lambs played around it. Sheep are just the right size for the kind of landscape setting that I like for my sculptures, a horse or a cow would reduce the sense of monumentality. Perhaps the sheep also belong to the landscape of my boyhood in Yorkshire.

Henry Moore quoted in Henry Moore’s Sheep Sketchbook, Henry Moore and Kenneth Clark, Thames and Hudson, London 1980