Green Ted

Henry Moore

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Green Ted and Recumbent Figure, Henry Moore

The first batch of Moores was taken at Tate Britain. It is likely that there will be others. The works are:

1. Recumbent Figure, 1938, Green Hornton stone (above)
2. King and Queen, 1952-3, cast 1957, Bronze
3. Family Group, 1949, Bronze
4. Working Model for Three Piece No. 3: Vertebrae, 1968, Bronze
5. Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 2, 1960, Bronze

The last image is a representation of Recumbent Figure, one of a series of tiled images at the entrance of Pimlico tube station, the nearest to Tate Britain.
The Tate says of Moore,

After emerging in the 1920s as a leading avant-garde figure, Henry Moore’s international status was secured in 1948 when he won first prize at the first Venice Biennale since the war.

His work was consistently associated with landscape and nature. The forms seen in his sculptures often derive their shapes from natural objects such as stones, bones and sticks that he found in the countryside, and he saw landscape as the best setting for his sculptures. 

The first room of our Henry Moore display reveals the history of the artist’s relationship with Tate and how the collection of his work was formed. Moore built a close relationship with the Gallery: he served as a Trustee for two terms from 1941–56, and two large-scale retrospective exhibitions of his work were held in 1951 and 1968. The most recent show in 2010 at Tate Britain re-affirmed Moore’s status as one of the leading artists of the twentieth century.

Tate Britain
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Henry Moore Cat. 1,561-64