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Henry Moore in Miniature

The Holburne Museum, Bath, UK

A small model of an abstract reclining figure by Henry Moore, placed on a thick stone plinth.

Henry Moore in Miniature presents a survey of Moore’s sculptural output from his earliest works through to his last years, in which nothing is more than 30cm in size.

The first exhibition of its kind, it includes works from every decade of Moore’s career, from the 1920s to the 1980s.

At the heart of Moore’s practice from his earliest years to the end was the directness of working on a small scale, whether it was carving small stones or pieces of wood, casting lead, modelling in clay or, as was usual in later years, modelling in plasticine or plaster around a found stone or bone to be cast in bronze.

Works in the exhibition

Henry Moore in Miniature includes over 60 of Moore’s works that can fit in the hand. It features maquettes for some of his best-known public sculptures, alongside lesser-known works, including the display for the very first time in a museum exhibition of a recently discovered early lead cast of Mother & Child.


View list of works in our online catalogue

Getting here

The Holburne Museum


United Kingdom

T:  01225 388 569