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THE BULL AT FOOT OF DOWNSHIRE FIELD ALTON ESTATE

List Entry Summary

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

Name: THE BULL AT FOOT OF DOWNSHIRE FIELD ALTON ESTATE

List entry Number: 1376742

Location

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

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Wandsworth

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 15-Apr-1998

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469115

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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

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National Grid Reference: TQ 21838 74029

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