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

Mother and Child

Summary

Type Sculpture , Statue , Fountain

     Seated bronze female figure with horizontally streaming hair, holding young child between knees. Left arm around child's back, right arm slightly elevated. Figures sit on assortment of childrens toys and animals amongst which are the fountain taps and bowls. Sculpture set on octagonal slate plinth with inscription bands around centre.
     See inscription.
    

Inscriptions

Incised around plinth: THE ONLY REPLICA OF A STATUE IN HYDE PARK GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE OF CWMBRAN BY MEPC plc IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CWMBRAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND CWMBRAN ARTS TRUST UNVEILED ON 6 JULY 1982 BY SIR GERALD THORLEY TD FRICS CHAIRMAN OF MEPC plc

Related works : Replica of work in Hyde Park. See also TOR006: Weather Figures and TOR008: Wildlife Mural.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Crosby, Theo Architect
Hope, Polly Sculptor
A & A Casting, None Foundry

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Mother and Child Bronze 128cm high x 110cm wide
Plinth Slate 78cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
TOR007 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Metallic staining
  • Other
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
  • None
Road Monmouth Walk
Precise location In shopping centre
A-Z ref 49 3E
OS ref None

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

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1982
Unveiling details Unveiled on 6 July 1982
Commissioned by MEPC plc in association with the Cwmbran Development Corporation and the Cwmbran Arts Trust
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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