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Driftwood Christ

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Church Square
Town:Rye
Parish:Rye
Council:Rother District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN31 7HF
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Object setting:Inside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, next to the altar in the Clare Chapel
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:86
Grid reference:G3
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 : Rachel Baker
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Rye.
Description:Figure of Christ sculpted from variable sized pieces of driftwoo. Mounted on a plain wooden cross.
Signatures:Sign at the base of the cross:
Driftwood Christ
by
Rachel Baker

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Religious, Free Standing, Composite
Object type1:Cross
Object type2:Sculpture
Object type3:Statue
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Full-length

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Object Parts

Part 1:Crucifix
     Material:Driftwood
     Height (cm):300
     Width (cm):65
     Depth (cm):47

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Structural
     More details:In the past the head has fallen off and necessitated repair.
Date of on-site inspection:09/05/2008

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History

History:Baker was educated at Guildford Art School, became a nurse, and then returned to painting. The Wildlife Art Society International awarded her the bronze medal for an oil painting of a swan. Her sculptures using local driftwood culminated with the life size ‘Crucifixion’.

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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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