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Monument to Herminie Beatrice Eckstein

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Location

Street:B2026
Town:Fairwarp
Parish:Maresfield
Council:Wealden District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN22
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Object setting:Outside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:Western section of churchyard, Christ Church.
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:34
Grid reference:G8
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 :Sir William Reid Dick
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Sir Bernard Eckstein (Brother)
Construction period:1930
Installation date:1945
Unveiling date:1945
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Christ Church, Fairwarp.
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Building listing:II
Description:Funerary monument. Comprises a bronze standing figure of a Herminie Eckstein as a young woman with outstretched arms in Ancient Greek dress on a stone plinth. The statue faces west towards the tombs of Frederick Eckstein and Bernard Eckstein.
Signatures:Right side of statue on the upper surface of the bronze at the base:
Reid Dick 1930
Inscription:West side of pedestal, inset lead letters:

HERMINIE BEATRICE
ECKSTEIN
BORN 19TH. JANUARY 1893
DIED 14TH. MARCH 1945

FARE THEE WELL MY BEST BELOVED
YOU HAVE BROUGHT MUCH HAPPINESS
INTO MANY LIVES. THE REMEMBRANCE
OF YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WONDERFUL

East side of pedestal relief of the Eckstein coat of arms.

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Classification

Categories:Funerary, Free Standing, Commemorative, Sculptural
Object type1:Statue
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Standing
Subject type2:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Standing

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Object Parts

Part 1:Pedestal
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):50
     Width (cm):67
     Depth (cm):67
Part 2:Statue
     Material:Bronze, patinated blue/green
     Height (cm):173
     Width (cm):80
     Depth (cm):53
Part 3:Base
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):12
     Width (cm):93
     Depth (cm):93

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Biological growth
     Condition 2: Metallic staining
     More details:Biological growth and metallic staining to stonework on base and pedestal.
Date of on-site inspection:21/12/2007

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History

History:Hermine Beatrice Eckstein (1893-1945), laid the foundation stone for the enlargement of Christ Church in 1935. The early date of the statue suggests either that this figure was selected as a memorial before her death or that a favourite piece of sculpture was used as a memorial afterwards. Herminie Eckstein appears to be erroneously spelt 'Hermione' in various sources. Reid Dick's archives are held by the Tate Gallery, London.

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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