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Sheep Shearer Sculpture Outside Tenants Common Room

A Grade II Listed Building in Harlow, Essex

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Latitude: 51.772 / 51°46'19"N

Longitude: 0.1237 / 0°7'25"E

OS Eastings: 546627

OS Northings: 210283

OS Grid: TL466102

Mapcode National: GBR LDJ.VGN

Mapcode Global: VHHM7.3Q8F

Entry Name: Sheep Shearer Sculpture Outside Tenants Common Room

Listing Date: 15 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031594

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469103

Location: Harlow, Essex, CM20

County: Essex

District: Harlow

Town: Harlow

Electoral Ward/Division: Mark Hall

Built-Up Area: Harlow

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: St Mary-at-Latton

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

(South East side)
Sheep Shearer, sculpture outside
Tenants Common Room


Sculpture. 1955, sited at Harlow in 1956 when purchased by the Harlow Arts Trust. Ralph Brown, sculptor. Bronze, two feet high on brick plinth. A figurative, though abstracted, depiction of a man shearing a sheep, on a very small scale. An early work, made whilst Brown was still a student but demonstrating the qualities of compression and concentrated energy that came out of his preferred small scale. Its rural subject matter and historicised style of craftmanship is perfectly suited to its setting on the edge of a New Town, encapsulating the 'country' as assuredly as his later 'Meat Porters' in Market Square, Harlow, does the city. The Harlow Arts Trust was founded in 1953 to erect works of art in the New Town. Its collection of works, and patronage of young talent, is exceptional.

Listing NGR: TL4662710283

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