Eyes of world to see Henry Moore’s finest works on display amid Tour de France

Henry Moore's Large Reclining Figure outside Harewood House near Leeds.

Henry Moore's Large Reclining Figure outside Harewood House near Leeds.

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A collection of some of the finest works by acclaimed Castleford-born sculptor Henry Moore is to go on display at Harewood.

The exhibition has began to take shape with the Large Reclining Figure being assembled at the front of the stately home.

In total 13 works on paper and 11 sculptures from the Arts Council Collection are being moved to the estate, north of Leeds, with the showpiece sculpture in place with a week to spare before the Tour de France.

Stage one of the Tour’s Grand Depart will ceremonially start at Harewood after riders cycle from Leeds on Saturday July 5.

Lord Harewood, David Lascelles, said: “What a great opportunity to show the world the work of one of Yorkshire’s greatest artists in one of the county’s most beautiful historic settings.”

Visit www.harewood.org.

Artist Ruth Spencer Jolly who composed 'European Unison' an ensemble written for 28 pianos, representing the members of the European Union and symbolising Brexit, following a preview of her work at Besbrode Pianos in Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 23, 2017. The composition tells the story of the EU from its birth to Brexit. The ensemble of pianos is a metaphor demonstrating "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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