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This sum­mer’s big exhibition at Houghton Hall, near Fak­en­ham, is a spec­tac­u­lar show of Henry Moore’s famed sculp­tures.

The grand house has been used in­side and out as a back­drop to the works by the artist ac­knowl­edged as the na­tion’s greatest sculp­tor, in­clud­ing cel­e­brated pieces like Large Re­clin­ing Fig­ure 1984, The Arch 19630-69 and Three Piece Sculp­ture: Ver­te­brae 1968-69.

Two of the main works are placed close to the house while oth­ers are care­fully placed in the grounds or in the great Ge­or­gian hall it­self in the state rooms and The Stone Hall.

Se­bas­tiano Barassi, the Henry Moore Foun­da­tion’s head of col­lec­tions and ex­hi­bi­tions, has cu­rated the dis­play,

Henry Moore at Houghton Hall: Na­ture and In­spi­ra­tion.

“It is a great ac­co­lade for Houghton to have the Henry Moore Foun­da­tion in­volved in this year’s exhibition. We feel hon­oured that the Foun­da­tion are lending such a range of im­por­tant work and have agreed to cu­rate the show for us,” says the hall’s owner, Lord Chol­mond­ley.

Moore (1898 – 1986) is con­sid­ered to be a pioneer and one of the most im­por­tant Bri­tish artists of the 20th cen­tury and ar­guably the most in­ter­na­tion­ally cel­e­brated sculp­tor of the mod­ern era. Un­til Septem­ber 29. houghton­hall.com

Henry Moore’s Large Re­clin­ing Fig­ure 1984 at Houghton Hall

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