A bronze Henry Moore sculpture that was stolen in 2001 from a New York City gallery has been found by Miriam Shiell, owner of Miriam Shiell Fine Art Gallery in Yorkville. The bronze statue appeared in a search of the Art Loss Register, as stolen.
The work, Three Piece Reclining Figure: Maquette No. 4, was created in 1975. Valued at $80,000, the bronze – about 17.8 cm long and 7.6 cm high – is a model of a larger sculpture.
Henry Moore was born in Castleford, Yorkshire. After serving in the First World War he studied at Leeds School of Art in 1919, and won a scholarship to the Royal College in London in 1921. He lived and worked in London and Kent, teaching at the Royal College and Chelsea School of Art. He won the International Sculpture Award at the 1948 Venice Biennale. From 1940 Moore lived at Perry Green, Much Hadham, in Hertfordshire, now home to the Henry Moore Foundation.