1957-58 | bronze | Cabot Square (exterior) | Art Map reference: 19
Henry Moore’s Draped Seated Woman was purchased in 1962 under London County Council’s Patronage of the Arts Scheme for the Stifford Estate in Stepney. In 1997, when the estate’s tower blocks were due for demolition, the sculpture was moved for safekeeping to Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
In 2015 the new Mayor of Tower Hamlets pledged to bring the sculpture back to the borough and Cabot Square was chosen as its temporary home. The reinstatement of this important piece of the borough’s artistic heritage has been funded by Canary Wharf Group on behalf of London Borough of Tower Hamlets.