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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