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Latitude: 52.205 / 52°12'17"N
Longitude: 0.11 / 0°6'35"E
OS Eastings: 544281
OS Northings: 258401
OS Grid: TL442584
Mapcode National: GBR L78.QMH
Mapcode Global: VHHK2.VVH1
Entry Name: Falling Warrior Sculpture in Clare College Memorial Court
Listing Date: 15 April 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031585
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469094
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3
District Council Ward: Newnham
Built-Up Area: Cambridge
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Cambridge The Ascension
Church of England Diocese: Ely
TL4458 CAMBRIDGE, FORMER CB QUEEN'S ROAD
Falling Warrior, sculpture in Clare College Memorial Court
Memorial sculpture. 1956-7 by Henry Moore, sited here in 1961. Bronze, nearly five feet in length on bronze plinth. Semi-recumbent effigy deliberately under life-size, frozen at the dramatic moment of death collapsing on to his shield. Sculptures depicting the male form and movement are very rare in Moore's work, and the contrast between this depiction of the vulnerable dying man and his classically stoic, monolithic female figures is striking. It is a good example of the strain of humanism in Moore's work. The mobility of the figure well suits its restrained architectural setting in Giles Gilbert Scott's First World War Memorial Court, which is already listed.
Listing NGR: TL4428158401
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 1 September 2017.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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