For thirty years it has proudly rested beside the entrance of Leeds Art Gallery, giving visitors a glimpse of the stunning works to be viewed inside.

But Henry Moore’s Reclining Woman: Elbow sculpture was yesterday moved for the first time since it was erected outside the gallery’s new extension in 1982.

The famous bronze figure – completed in 1981 – has been taken off its plinth to be loaned to the Rijksmuseum gallery in Amsterdam for a major exhibition of the artist’s work.

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Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk