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Stolen Henry Moore sculpture recovered in Canada

Three Piece Reclining Figure: Maquette No. 4 by Henry Moore
Arrangements are being made to send the bronze back to New York

A bronze Henry Moore sculpture stolen from a New York City gallery in 2001 has been recovered in Canada.

The abstract sculpture of a reclining figure was found in Toronto when a man brought it into the Miriam Shiell Fine Art dealership on Wednesday.

Shiell searched the Art Loss Register database and found it had been stolen from the James Goodman Gallery in New York in November 2001.

The work, Three Piece Reclining Figure: Maquette No. 4, was created in 1975.

Valued at $80,000 (£53,763), the bronze - about 17.8 cm long and 7.6 cm high - is a model of a larger sculpture.

The son of a coalminer, Henry Moore (1898-1986) is regarded as the UK's most famous sculptor.

An exhibition of his work is on display at Tate Britain in London until 8 August.



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