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ArtistMaker: RYSBRACK, Michael
TitleOfWork: Thomas, 1st Earl of Stafford (2nd Creation)
DescriptionOfPhoto: view of sculpture with house behind
Medium: marble
Location: Wentworth Castle. (SE432403)
AtoZReference: p.22 6B
Street: Lowe Lane
TownOrVillage: Stainborough
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b085e
Location: At the north end of Wentworth Castle. The original location was in the centre of Stainborough Castle, the folly built by the 1st Earl for his children at the highest point of his estate. The statue stood for many years under a canopy but this no longer exists in a useable form.

Description: The Earl is shown dressed as a Roman centurion?

Commission: 2nd Earl of Stafford: the son of the subject

Comment: A rare full length work by the artist. The plinth and statue are in poor condition having stood outside for over two hundred years.

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