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Title: Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 2
Date: 1959–60
Artist: Henry Moore
English, 1898–1986
Medium: bronze
Edition: 1/7
Dimensions:
sculpture: 49 1/2 x 101 1/2 x 42 3/4 in. (125.7 x 257.8 x 108.6 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Baer
Object Number: 68:1970a,b
Place made: Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England
Current Location: On View, Outdoor, South Lawn
Notes:
Henry Moore produced and extensive sculptural series of the abstracted human body in two parts. Moore’s reclining forms can be compared to eroded cliffs, an association enhanced by the work’s carved and pock-marked surface. The artist found in these sculptures “a metaphor of the relationship of humanity with the earth.”
Provenance
- 1970
Howard F. and Isabel Baer, purchased from the artist [1]

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


Notes:
[1] Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Baer purchased "Two–Piece Reclining Figure No. 2" from the artist [Baer, Howard. "Saint Louis to Me: Footnotes on Fifty Years." St. Louis: Hawthorn Publishing Co. Inc., 1978, p. 250].

[2] Minutes of the Acquisitions Committee of the Board of Trustees, City Art Museum, June 25, 1970.
Exhibition History
Title: Henry Moore (1962)
Date: March - April 1962
Venue: M. Knoedler & Co., Inc.
Title: Shaw's Garden Spring Sculpture Festival
Date: May 14 – June 25, 1972
Venue: Missouri Botanical Garden
Title: Annually Renewable Loan, Missouri Botanical Gardens
Date: 1969–November 2004
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
Publication History
Title: Henry Moore Sculpture: with comments by the artist
Editor: David Mitchinson
Title: Dedication of the Moore Figures at Lambert Airport plaza
Periodical Title: Bulletin of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Author: Andrew Carnduff Ritchie
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Henry Moore
Author: Susan Compton
Title: Henry Moore: Sculpture 1955-64
Editor: Alan Bowness
Title: Among Recent Acquisitions: Two Sculptures by Henry Moore
Periodical Title: Bulletin of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Henry Moore: Sculpture and Environment
Year Published: 1976
Title: Henry Moore on Sculpture
Author: James Philip
Title: Henry Moore: Retrospective
Publisher: Fondation Maeght
Title: Henry Moore: Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Tate Gallery
Author: David Sylvester
Title: Henry Moore: Writings and Conversations
Author: Alan Wilkinson
Title: Henry Moore: Sculpting the 20th Century
Author: Dorothy Kosinski
Title: Saint Louis to Me: footnotes on fifty years
Year Published: 1978
Title: The Ribosome: Structure, Function, and Evolution
Year Published: 1990
Title: Reflections: The Garden Revisited
Publisher: Missouri Botanical Garden
Title: Many-sided view of the Moore sculptures
Periodical Title: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Author: George McCue
Publisher: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Title: The Kröller–Müller Museum: Otterlo, Holland
Author: Ellen Joosten
Title: History at the Airport
Periodical Title: St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Publisher: St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Title: Notes on Henry Moore
Publisher: Whitechapel Art Gallery
Author: Bryan Robertson
Title: Shaw's Garden spring sculpture festival: Missouri Botanical Garden, May 14–June 25, 1972
Year Published: 1972
Title: Henry Moore: March–April: 1962
Publisher: M. Knoedler & Co., Inc.
Title: Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculpture
Publisher: Sotheby's
Title: Magnetic Attraction of Henry Moore Figure
Periodical Title: The Scotsman
Author: Edward Gage
Title: Henry Spencer Moore
Editor: John Hedgecoe
Title: The Life of Henry Moore
Year Published: 2003
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