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Contrapuntal Forms Sculpture

A Grade II Listed Building in Harlow, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7791 / 51°46'44"N

Longitude: 0.1125 / 0°6'44"E

OS Eastings: 545826

OS Northings: 211045

OS Grid: TL458110

Mapcode National: GBR LDH.K6R

Mapcode Global: VHHM6.WKT0

Entry Name: Contrapuntal Forms Sculpture

Listing Date: 15 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031593

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469102

Location: Harlow, Essex, CM20

County: Essex

District: Harlow

Town: Harlow

District Council Ward: Mark Hall

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: St Mary-at-Latton

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 41 SE HARLOW GLEBELANDS
(East side)
973/2/10009
Contrapuntal Forms Sculpture

II

Two semi-abstract figures. Sculpted 1950-1 by Barbara Hepworth for the Festival of Britain's South Bank exhibition, resited here in 1953. Blue limestone, over 7' in height. Described as a 'monumental group of abstract sculpture symbolising the spirit of discovery' its theme related to its original setting outside the Dome of Discovery, though the figures are equally appropriate to their present suburban setting. It was the first work acquired (though not the first commissioned) by the Harlow Arts Trust, the dynamic independent committee founded in 1953 which has brought an exceptional collection of public art to Harlow. No other New Town has a comparable collection. This is a distinguished example of Hepworth's work from an important period in her development.

Listing NGR: TL4582611045

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