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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

This Little Piggy

Summary

Type Sculpture

     Bronze life-size sculpture of pig with basket of fruit strapped on its back.
     Sculpture is situated outside Newport's Provision Markets, built in 1887, and commemorates 700 years of markets in Newport.
    

Inscriptions

Raised letters on bronze banding around edge of base - in front of pig: SCULPTURE BY SEBASTIAN BOYESEN / NEWPORT TOWN SCULPTOR 1994. Raised letters on bronze banding around edge of base - on right-hand side of pig: "THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT TO MARKET" Raised letters on bronze banding around edge of base - to rear of pig: UNVEILED BY COUNCILLOR E.J. TRAVERS / MAYOR, NEWPORT BOROUGH COUNCIL Raised letters on bronze banding around edge of base - on left-hand of pig: COMMEMORATING OVER 700 YEARS OF MARKETS IN NEWPORT

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Boyesen, Sebastien Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Pig Bronze None
Base Stone None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
NEWPORT001 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road Upper Dock Street
Precise location Outside rear entrance to the Market
A-Z ref 57 6F
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1993-1994
Year of unveiling 1994
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Newport County Borough Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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