97 – Three Standing Figures by Henry Moore (1947)


Published on
October 9, 2017


The three standing women in this sculpture, were developed from a series of drawings inspired by Moore’s observations of people seeking safety in bomb shelters during The Blitz. A listed monument, the positioning of the figures is reminiscent of Canova’s Neoclassical sculpture The Three Graces. A plaster copy of the work can be found on the other side of the river at Tate Britain.

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