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Meat Porters Sculpture

A Grade II Listed Building in Harlow, Essex

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Latitude: 51.771 / 51°46'15"N

Longitude: 0.0937 / 0°5'37"E

OS Eastings: 544560

OS Northings: 210108

OS Grid: TL445101

Mapcode National: GBR LDH.SN6

Mapcode Global: VHHM6.KRX7

Plus Code: 9F32Q3CV+9F

Entry Name: Meat Porters Sculpture

Listing Date: 15 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031595

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469104

Location: Toddbrook, Harlow, Essex, CM20

County: Essex

Electoral Ward/Division: Toddbrook

Built-Up Area: Harlow

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Harlow Town Centre St Paul with St Mary's, Little Parndon

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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973/1/10010 Meat Porters sculpture


Sculpture. 1956-60 by Ralph Brown, sculptor, for the Harlow Arts Trust. Bronze, from a clay model; over seven feet high on tall plinth. Two figures, who seem to grow out of the large carcass they are trying to carry. The strong diagonals of the carcass have an energy that contrast with the heaviness and downbeat pathos of the men. Although the figures are less than lifesize, giving them a still greater quality of fragility, it was Brown's largest work. The subject matter suggested itself to Brown on his first visit to the market; its representation of an old East-End industry is also a reminder of the origins of many of Harlow's residents. It is one of the finest pieces commissioned by the Harlow Arts Trust, founded in 1953 and who have established a collection of public sculpture unique in any English New Town.

Listing NGR: TL4456010108

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