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Falling Warrior Sculpture in Clare College Memorial Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.205 / 52°12'17"N

Longitude: 0.11 / 0°6'35"E

OS Eastings: 544281

OS Northings: 258401

OS Grid: TL442584

Mapcode National: GBR L78.QMH

Mapcode Global: VHHK2.VVH1

Entry Name: Falling Warrior Sculpture in Clare College Memorial Court

Listing Date: 15 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031585

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469094

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

Town: Cambridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Newnham

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cambridge The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(West side)
Falling Warrior, sculpture in Clare College Memorial Court


Memorial sculpture. 1956-7 by Henry Moore, sited here in 1961. Bronze, nearly five feet in length on bronze plinth. Semi-recumbent effigy deliberately under life-size, frozen at the dramatic moment of death collapsing on to his shield. Sculptures depicting the male form and movement are very rare in Moore's work, and the contrast between this depiction of the vulnerable dying man and his classically stoic, monolithic female figures is striking. It is a good example of the strain of humanism in Moore's work. The mobility of the figure well suits its restrained architectural setting in Giles Gilbert Scott's First World War Memorial Court, which is already listed.

Listing NGR: TL4428158401

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 1 September 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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