Giant sculpture is set up outside Leeds stately home

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A giant sculpture by Castleford artist Henry Moore has been assembled by workmen with cranes at the front of Harewood House in Leeds.

Large Reclining Figure is one of several of Moore’s pieces to be displayed to the public at the stately home.

The exhibition of work, all owned by the Arts Council Collection, includes 13 works on paper and 11 sculptures.

Lord Harewood said, “My father and Henry Moore knew each other quite well.

“It is a particular pleasure to be showing his Large Reclining Figure this summer, right outside the House, at a time when it can be seen not only by our regular visitors, but also by the thousands who will come to watch the Tour de France pass by on July 5 and by the many millions who will be watching on TV. 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.”

The works on display present a history of Henry Moore’s work between 1927 and 1962.

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