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Mr. Pirie Sitting on his Donkey Cart

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:East Street
Town:Horsham
Parish:Horsham
Council:Horsham District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH12
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Outside building
Access is:Public
Location note:In Pirie's Place Shopping Centre, behind the Carfax and East Street.
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:25
Grid reference:N9
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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Makers

Name : Lorne McKean
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Construction period:1992
Installation date:1993
Work is:Extant
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A lifesize statue of William Pirie sitting in his donkey and cart, facing north. The sculpture is set in the courtyard of a shopping area.
Signatures:On the harness on the hind leg of the donkey:
L.McK. 1992.
Inscription:Inscribed into the harness under the donkey's neck:

JANITA
BORN 1972

Bronze plaque on wall facing sculpture:

WILLIAM PIRIE
This sculpture
by Lorne McKean is for the
enjoyment of the users of
Pirie's Place. It depicts
William Pirie, who was
Headmaster of Collyers
from 1822-1869, during which
time he became a familiar
figure travelling around
Horsham with his donkey
& cart. He bought property
in Horsham, and built 15
cottages on this site
naming it Pirie's Place, from
which this development
takes its name.

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Free Standing, Composite
Object type1:Sculpture
Object type2:Statue
Subject type1:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Group
Subject type2:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Seated

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Object Parts

Part 1:Sculpture
     Material:Bronze, blue/green patination
     Height (cm):160
     Width (cm):105
     Depth (cm):300

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:11/09/2007

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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