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Spartacus

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Broyle Road
Town:Chichester
Parish:Chichester
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:PO19
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Object setting:Outside building
Access is:Public
Location note:Outside the entrance to Chichester Festival Theatre
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:140
Grid reference:C5
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

Company/Group :Meridian Bronze
     Role:Foundry
Name : Tom Merrifield
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Chichester Festival Theatre
Construction period:1984
Installation date:1988
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Permanent loan to Chichester Festival Theatre by the artist
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A lifesize statue of a dancer in the role of Spartacus, on a pedestal resembling a rock. The figure is depicted with arms raised above the head and the left leg bent upwards at the knee. There is a chain depicted around the ankle of the right leg.
Signatures:On the base, in script:
© T Merrifield 2/9

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Statue
     Material:Bronze, patinated blue/green
     Height (cm):240
     Width (cm):60
     Depth (cm):90
Part 2:Base
     Material:Bronze, patinated blue/green
     Height (cm):83
     Width (cm):100
     Depth (cm):80

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:01/05/2007

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History

History:The figure is of a dancer in the role of Spartacus, from the ballet by Khachaturian (1903 - 1978).
Inspired by the Bolshoi Ballet performance in London at the time. The presentation occurred following a chance meeting of Merrifield and John Gale, the then Director of the CFT, at a Health Farm. Merrifield's career as a dancer was terminated when he broke his leg.
('Chichester and the Arts: 1944-2004')
Hard archive file:No

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Chichester and the Arts: 1944-2004'
     Type:Book
     Author:Foster, Paul (Ed.).
     Date:00/00/2004
     Publisher:University College Chichester.


Further information:
http://www.tommerrifield.co.uk/
http://www.cft.org.uk/

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Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 01/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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