THE BULL AT FOOT OF DOWNSHIRE FIELD ALTON ESTATE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1376742
Date first listed:
15-Apr-1998
Statutory Address:
THE BULL AT FOOT OF DOWNSHIRE FIELD ALTON ESTATE, DANEBURY AVENUE SW15

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE BULL AT FOOT OF DOWNSHIRE FIELD ALTON ESTATE, DANEBURY AVENUE SW15

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Wandsworth (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 21838 74029

Details

TQ 2174 SE DANEBURY AVENUE, SW15 (North side) 1207/18/10050 The Bull at foot of Downshire Field, Alton Estate

GV II*

Sculpture. 1961 by Robert Clatworthy, a version of a plaster figure from 1959, commissioned by the London County Council at the behest of A W Cleeve Barr, one of the principal architects working on the Alton Estate. Bronze, ten feet in length. A shaggy, expressionistic figure of a bull that seems about to turn its head; a heroic yet friendly image which is a much-loved centrepiece of the LCC's flagship Alton West development. Clatworthy specialised in animal subjects and had exhibited a series of smaller equine and bull pieces at the Hanover Gallery in 1957. The shaggy expressionism of the Bull works as a study in movement arrested. Clatworthy wrote that 'in most of my sculpture you will find a series of super-imposed images - as the light changes or the viewer moves around the sculpture so different images of the same figure emerge.'



Listing NGR: TQ2183874029

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
469115
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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