TipsAdvanced Search
Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 1

Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 1

Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 1
license agreement signed by Henry Moore Foundation and Pat Woods, 8/2008

Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 1

Date: 1959

Artist: Henry Moore, English, 1898–1986

Medium: bronze
sculpture: 51 x 76 in. (129.5 x 193 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Baer
Object Number: 115:1970a,b
Place made:England, Hertfordshire, Much Hadham
Classification: SCULPTURE
Current Location:On View, Outdoor, South Lawn
Notes:This massive sculpture represents the first time that Henry Moore separated the two elements of the human torso. The head and upper body are clearly visible in one piece and an upwardly projecting leg in the other. For Moore, this division heightened the relationship between the configuration of the human body and natural forms: he compared his sculpture to “a landscape of a rock.”
Provenanceby c.1961 - 1970
Howard F. and Isabel Baer, purchased from the artist [1]

1970 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, given by Howard F. and Isabel Baer [2]

[1] Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Baer purchased "Two–Piece Reclining Figure No. 1" from the artist [Baer, Howard. "Saint Louis to Me: Footnotes on Fifty Years." St. Louis: Hawthorn Publishing Co. Inc., 1978, p. 250].
According to the Museum's accession records, the Baer's acquired the work around 1961 and lent it to Lambert Saint Louis Airport, where it was on display from 1961–1970, before entering the Museum's collection.

[2] Minutes of the Acquisitions Committee of the Board of Trustees, City Art Museum, June 25, 1970.
Exhibition History
Title: People at the Art Museum
Date: July 7- September 9, 2001
Venue: SLAM

Title: Shaw's Garden Spring Sculpture Festival
Date: May 14 – June 25, 1972
Venue: Missouri Botanical Garden

Title: Annually Renewable Loan, City of St. Louis, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry
Date: October 2006 – April 17, 2013
Venue: Art Hill, Forest Park

Title: Henry Moore (1962)
Date: March - April 1962
Venue: M. Knoedler & Co., Inc.

Publication History
Title: Monitor: Henry Moore
Year Published: 1960

Title: Henry Moore
Year Published: 1991

Title: Henry Spencer Moore
Year Published: 1968

Title: Henry Moore: Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Tate Gallery
Year Published: 1968

Title: Henry Moore: I would like my work to be thought of as a celebretion of life and nature
Year Published: 1986

Title: The Life of Henry Moore
Year Published: 2003

Title: Henry Moore Sculpture: with comments by the artist
Year Published: 1981

Title: Sculpture, Trees And Transit In Museum's New Terrace
Periodical Title: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Edition: June 13, 1982
Year Published:

Title: Saint Louis to Me: footnotes on fifty years
Year Published: 1978

Title: Dedication of the Moore Figures at Lambert Airport plaza
Periodical Title: Bulletin of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Year Published: 1961

Title: Form and Space: sculpture of the twentieth century: revised and enlarged edition
Year Published: 1968

Title: Notes on Henry Moore
Edition: February
Year Published: 1961

Title: Contemporary Art 1942-72: Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Year Published: 1973

Title: I Think in Shapes Not in Words
Year Published: 1968

Title: Henry Moore
Year Published: 1988

Title: Many-sided view of the Moore sculptures
Periodical Title: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Edition: January 7
Year Published: 1962

Title: Henry Moore: March–April: 1962
Year Published: 1962

Title: A Monumental Vision: The Sculpture of Henry Moore
Year Published: 1998

Title: Henry Moore on Sculpture
Year Published: 1966

Title: History at the Airport
Periodical Title: St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Edition: December 6
Year Published: 1966

Title: Henry Moore: Sculpture and Environment
Year Published: 1976

Title: Reflections: The Garden Revisited
Year Published: 1982

Title: Henry Moore Sculptures Grace Forest Park Overlooks
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Edition: January-March
Year Published: 2007

Title: Henry Moore: Writings and Conversations
Year Published: 2002

Title: Henry Moore: Sculpture 1955-64
Year Published: 1965

Title: Henry Moore In Public
Year Published: 1998

Title: Henry Moore: The Reclining Figure
Year Published: 1984

Title: Shaw's Garden spring sculpture festival: Missouri Botanical Garden, May 14–June 25, 1972
Year Published: 1972

Title: Ars Viva Wurzburg
Periodical Title: Artis
Edition: December 1960
Year Published: 1960

Title: Among Recent Acquisitions: Two Sculptures by Henry Moore
Periodical Title: Bulletin of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Edition: March–April 1971
Year Published: 1971

In Collection(s)
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY