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Statue of Sir Michael Hordern

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Location

Street:Eastern Road
Town:Brighton
Parish:Brighton
Council:Brighton & Hove City Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN1
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Object setting:Inside building
Access is:Public
Location note:Hordern Room, Brighton College
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:132
Grid reference:D8
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 : Peter Webster
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: David Land
Construction period:17/04/1993 – 16/09/1994
Installation date:27/01/1995
Unveiling date:29/01/1995
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Brighton College
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Portrait bust of Sir Michael Hordern modelled from life and photographic references. Clay original cast using the lost wax method
Signatures:Rear of sculpture on right hand side:
Webster

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural
Object type1:Statue
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative
Subject type2:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Bust

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Object Parts

Part 1:Bust
     Material:Bronze, mid brown patination
     Height (cm):61
Part 2:Plinth
     Material:Wood
Part 3:Base
     Material:Marble

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk

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History

History:David Land (22 March 1918, London – 1995)
David Land was the owner of the Theatre Royal, Brighton for over 11 years, having purchased it in 1984. He established the David Land Arts Centre and Studio Theatre. Land lived spent his time between Rottingdean and London. He signed Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber for three years at the beginning of their careers during which time they produced Jesus Christ Superstar. Land was Chairman of the Young Vic between 1983 and 1991. In 1994, the University of Sussex awarded him a Doctorate of Letters.
Hard archive file:No

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Walk of Fame: Official Guide'
     Type:Book
     Author:Walk of Fame Ltd.
     Date:00/05/2003
     Publisher:Walk of Fame Ltd. Brighton.


Further information:
http://www.brightoncollege.org.uk/

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