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Title: Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 1
Date: 1959
Artist: Henry Moore
English, 1898–1986
Medium: bronze
Edition: 1/6
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: Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England
Current Location: On View, Outdoor, South Lawn
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.”
Signed: on lower left corner of flat side of torso piece, incised: Moore
by 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: 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, City of St. Louis, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry
Date: October 2006 – April 17, 2013
Venue: Art Hill, Forest Park
Title: People at the Art Museum
Date: July 7- September 9, 2001
Venue: Saint Louis Art Museum
Publication History
Title: Henry Moore: The Reclining Figure
Publisher: Columbus Museum of Art
Title: Henry Moore: Sculpture 1955-64
Editor: Alan Bowness
Title: Henry Moore: Sculpture and Environment
Year Published: 1976
Title: Henry Moore on Sculpture
Author: James Philip
Title: Henry Moore: Writings and Conversations
Author: Alan Wilkinson
Title: Reflections: The Garden Revisited
Publisher: Missouri Botanical Garden
Title: Contemporary Art 1942-72: Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Author: Ethel Moore
Title: Many-sided view of the Moore sculptures
Periodical Title: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Author: George McCue
Publisher: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Title: Shaw's Garden spring sculpture festival: Missouri Botanical Garden, May 14–June 25, 1972
Year Published: 1972
Title: Henry Spencer Moore
Editor: John Hedgecoe
Title: The Life of Henry Moore
Year Published: 2003
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 Sculptures Grace Forest Park Overlooks
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: A Monumental Vision: The Sculpture of Henry Moore
Author: John Hedgecoe
Title: Henry Moore: I would like my work to be thought of as a celebretion of life and nature
Editor: Suzanne Webber
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: Monitor: Henry Moore
Director: Nancy Thomas
Title: Henry Moore
Author: David Mitchinson
Author: Julia Stallabrass
Title: Henry Moore: Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Tate Gallery
Author: David Sylvester
Title: Saint Louis to Me: footnotes on fifty years
Year Published: 1978
Title: Ars Viva Wurzburg
Periodical Title: Artis
Author: Eugen Diem
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: Henry Moore: March–April: 1962
Publisher: M. Knoedler & Co., Inc.
Title: I Think in Shapes Not in Words
Producer: British Broadcasting Corporation
Title: Form and Space: sculpture of the twentieth century: revised and enlarged edition
Author: Eduard Trier
Title: Sculpture, Trees And Transit In Museum's New Terrace
Periodical Title: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Edition: June 13, 1982
Title: Henry Moore In Public
Publisher: The Henry Moore Foundation
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation
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