Market Woman, High Street, junction with Station Road, Wallsend

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Market Woman


  • Description

    "...The sculpture was commissioned from Hans Schwarz by J Seymour Harris and Partners, developers of the Forum shopping centre which was built in 1966. The resulting bronze statue depicted a female Roman-era figure holding a basket containing chickens on her head; Wallsend stands at the east end of Hadrian’s Wall. Schwarz explained his thinking behind the sculpture in a letter to a local schoolgirl. He said that he was looking for a realism and wanted the woman ‘to appear as a tough, hardworking peasant, not a graceful girl’...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 8 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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