A large ceramic abstract sculpture of a reclining woman, very much in the manner of Henry Moore’s famous Reclining plaster sculptures. This sculpture is probably made in the 1950s and features a more brutalist style. mounted on a later wooden base.
Dimensions: 30 cm x 14 cm x 10 cm
Reclining Figure is the original plaster sculpture from which a bronze cast was made for the Festival of Britain in 1951. The making of the piece was recorded in a pioneering documentary on Moore made by John Read for the BBC that year. The plaster sculpture remained in Moore’s possession until 1978 when it was included in the artist’s gift of thirty-six sculptures to the Tate Gallery