King and Queen (sculpture)

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King and Queen at Glenkiln, Dumfries, Scotland
King and Queen in the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

King and Queen (LH 350) is a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, designed in 1952. It depicts two figures, one male and one female, seated beside each other on a bench. Several casts were made in 1953, and one further cast in 1957.[1]

Moore made a maquette in 1952, and the first full-size cast was commissioned for Middelheim Museum in Antwerp.[2] A cast was made for the Glenkiln Sculpture Park,[3] and one is installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.[4] Another cast is displayed at the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, Hertfordshire.[5]

A further cast was made for the Tate Gallery in 1957.[1]

The cast in Dumfries was decapitated in 1995.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Henry Moore OM, CHKing and Queen 1952-3, cast 1957". Tate. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Middelheim Museum
  3. ^ Henry Moore Foundation
  4. ^ "Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC". Lonely Planet. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ King and Queen back at Perry Green, Henry Moore Foundation, 17 October 2011
  6. ^ Marianne MacDonald (1 August 1995), Reward offered for Moore statue's heads The Independent.