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Nausicaa

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Author: Simon Alexander
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Simon Alexander

Location

Street:Stanmer Park
Town:Brighton
Parish:Brighton
Council:Brighton & Hove City Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN1
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Inside building
Access is:Public
Location note:Stood inside the Orangery at the rear of Stanmer House
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:112
Grid reference:F6
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.
OS Reference:TQ338092
Previous location:Originally on the north side of the vestibule in the Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Previous location:Brighton Museum and Art Gallery (moved 1940)

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Makers

Name : Edward William Wyon
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Construction period:1869
Installation date:1880
Work is:Lost
Owner custodian:Brighton & Hove City Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Partially draped figure on square base (which could be separated). Right arm posed to throw the ball.
Iconographical description:The statue is of Nausicaa (Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ – ‘Forth her snowy hand, Nausicae threw the devious ball’).

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Sculptural
Object type1:Statue
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Full-length
Subject type2:Mythological
     Subject subtype1:Standing

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Object Parts

Part 1:Base
     Material:None
     Width (cm):91.5
     Depth (cm):91.5
Part 2:Figure (including base)
     Material:White marble
     Height (cm):321

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Object Condition

Condition 1 of type:Vandalism
     Condition 1: Structural damage
     More details:Completely destroyed by vandals.

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History

History:Originally the Stanmer estate was bought by Henry Pelham in 1722. The park was laid out by Thomas Pelham in 1754, who was created 1st Earl of Chichester in 1801. The estate is now owned by the council.

The statue was moved to Stanmer Park in 1940 (Brighton Museum and Art Gallery Accounts 1940). David Cooper, the Administrator for Cityparks, Brighton & Hove City Council, states that the Orangery is reported to have been intact in 1992 but at the time of his visit in October 2007, the building is in a state of complete disrepair and that there are no remnants of the statue remaining in its alcove. David Beever, Keeper of Fine Art, Royal Pavilion, Libraries and Museums says that the statue was last seen intact in the Orangery in 1993. He says that the statue was presented to Brighton by James Ashbury in 1880. James Lloyd Ashbury was the Conservative MP for Brighton elected in 1874.
Hard archive file:Yes

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:Brighton Art Gallery and Museum Committee accounts, Pechell Statue File
     Type:Archive
     Location:Keeper of Fine Art, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
     Date:00/00/1940


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Author: Simon Alexander
Copyright: Simon Alexander

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