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In 1954, Moore was approached about a public commission for an outdoor site and suggested making a group 'conceived on human and classical lines'. Family Group was unveiled in May 1956 by the Chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain, Sir Kenneth Clark, who congratulated Harlow 'on behalf of all those who believed in civilisation – for maintaining the great tradition of urban civilisation in making a work of art a focal centre of a new town.
H 170 x W 139 x D 81.5 cm;
Plinth: H 18 x W 146 x D 89 cm
commissioned, 1954; acquired, 1955