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Thieves nab Henry Moore sculpture from Scotland park

'Standing Figure' by Henry Moore is on display at Sotheby's in New York on November 2, 2011.
'Standing Figure' by Henry Moore is on display at Sotheby's in New York on November 2, 2011. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

LONDON – Thieves have stolen a valuable bronze sculpture by Henry Moore from an open-air park in Scotland.

“Standing Figure,” created in 1950, was one of four Moore works in Glenkiln Sculpture Park, near Shawhead.

Police said Sunday that the piece has a “high value” and are appealing for information from the public.

Moore, who died in 1986, was one of Britain’s best-known 20th-century artists and thieves have targeted his works over the years.

Two men were jailed in 2012 for stealing “The Sundail,” a sculpture worth up to 500,000 pounds ($797,850), from the grounds of the Henry Moore Foundation in eastern England.

In 2010, his painting “Three Reclining Figures On Pedestals” was stolen from a gallery in Worcestershire, England.

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