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Woman with a Fish Statue

A Grade II Listed Building in Northampton, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2254 / 52°13'31"N

Longitude: -0.8894 / 0°53'21"W

OS Eastings: 475957

OS Northings: 259157

OS Grid: SP759591

Mapcode National: GBR BWG.HXW

Mapcode Global: VHDS5.JBNC

Entry Name: Woman with a Fish Statue

Listing Date: 15 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031591

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469100

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4

County: Northamptonshire

District: Northampton

Town: Northampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Delapre and Briar Hill

Built-Up Area: Northampton

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Hardingstone St Edmund

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


725/7/10015 Woman with a Fish statue


Sculpture, originally a fountain. 1951 by Frank Dobson, Sculptor. Concrete, height 5'7". Seated woman with a fish, which originally had water coming out of its mouth. The female nude was a constant theme in the work of Dobson. His treatment of the subject related both the neo-classicism of Maillol and the study of primitive sculpture, particularly that of the East. This is Dobson's most successful public work and one of his finest late pieces. It was first exhibited at the second Battersea Park Sculpture Exhibition, in 1951, whence it was brought to Northampton. It was placed in this very appropriate garden setting in 1978.

Listing NGR: SP7595759157

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

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