• Leicester Seamstress

    Image ID
    FOT589290
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    5.9 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3200 x 4149 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    271 x 351 mm
    10.7 x 13.8 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    statue Leicester James Walter Butler sculpture sculptor hosiery stocking sewing seamstress
    Description
    The Leicester Seamstress The Leicester Seamstress outside the City Rooms on Hotel Street, by James Walter Butler RA, represents a life-size seated eighteenth century hosiery worker sewing the seam of a stocking. The statue was commissioned by Leicester City Council's Planning Committee, along with Kevin Atherton's Conversation Piece, as part of the Council's City Centre Action Programme. It was unveiled on 29 June 1990 by the then chair of the council's Planning Committee. In 2007, as part of a major refurbishment of the pedestrianised section of Hotel Street, the statue of the seamstress was reinstalled on a new granite plinth, with new lighting to illuminate her face at night.
    Uploader
    David Siddons
    Contributor
    David Siddons
    Date Taken
    2009-06-28
    Uploaded on
    2009-06-28
    Collection
    Sylvan collection
    Dominant colour
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