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Doncaster Metropolitan Borough

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ArtistMaker: KUCMA, Wincenty
TitleOfWork: Boatman
DescriptionOfPhoto: view of sculpture with Dome Buildings behind
DateOfCreation: 1989
Dimensions: at least twice lifesize
Medium: bronze
Location: In the lake opposite to Doncaster Dome
AtoZReference: 47 2H
Postcode: DN4 7PD
Street: Gliwice Way
TownOrVillage: Doncaster
MetropolitanBorough: Doncaster
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: d061a
Description: The statue of a boatman in a rowing position with hands outstretched and face to the sky; neither oars or boat are visible. The statue is mounted on a triangular plinth in the lake.

Inscription: None

Commission: Given to the town by Doncaster's Polish Twin Town: Gliwice and installed, with some difficulty, by helicopter, courtesy of the RAF, in 1989. The Foundry where this was produced was in Gliwice, Poland. The owner of the Foundry at the time was Tadeusz Wojarski. [2]

References [1] information from Mrs E. Farningham
[2] e-mail from Libby Kendall, Personal Assistant to the General Manager, The Dome [21/5/04]

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