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 is the first of the larger reclining figures I have carved in wood and it was already one of the recurring themes in my sculpture in wood, stone and bronze. This carving is in elmwood, as are most of the large wood carvings… Elmwood has rather a large wide grain. For this reason it is not a happy choice for small sculptures, but in a large reclining figure the horizontal grain emphasizes the horizontal pose…This first comparatively large wood carving led me, in later years, to produce wood reclining sculptures in even larger dimensions.
Henry Moore quoted in Henry Moore: Wood Sculpture, commentary by Henry Moore, photographs by Gemma Levine, Sidgwick and Jackson, London 1983, p.94