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Monument to the Earl of Egremont

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Location

Street:Church Street
Town:Petworth
Parish:Petworth
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:GU28
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Object setting:Inside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:West side of the Nave, Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:61
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.
Previous location:Formerly in the Chapel of St. Thomas

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Makers

Name : Edward Hodges Baily
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Construction period:1840
Installation date:1840
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Petworth.
Description:Faces east. Large seated statue of George O'Brien, Earl of Egremont on a plinth. He holds a scroll in his right hand.
Signatures:Signed on northern face of pedestal:
E.H. BAILY. R.A.
FACIEBAT.
LONDINI
1840.
Inscription:To the front of the pedestal, carved letters:

GEORGE O’BRIEN
EARL OF EGREMONT
BORN DECR. 18. 1751
DIED NOVR. 11. 1837.
FILII. POSUERE.

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Plinth
     Material:White marble
     Height (cm):138
     Width (cm):105
     Depth (cm):155
Part 2:Statue
     Material:White marble
     Height (cm):160
     Width (cm):78
     Depth (cm):145

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:13/02/2008

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History

History:The statue represents George O'Brien, 3rd Earl of Egremont who redesigned the church in 1827-1829. Baily also sculpted the statue of Nelson in Trafalgar Square. He was a pupil of Flaxman.

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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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