Henry Moore (1898 – 1986) was an English artist. He is best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures located around the world as public works of art. Moore presented Walter and Ise Gropius with this bronze sculpture when he visited their home in Lincoln, Massachusetts in 1946. Cast the previous year, it is one of an edition of seven. The reclining figure was a frequent motif in Henry Moore’s work throughout his long career.