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ArtistMaker: BUNTING, John
TitleOfWork: 'St Bernard of Clairvaux'
DescriptionOfPhoto: front view of statue
DateOfCreation: 1968
Dimensions: 250cm high x 100cm wide x 85 cm deep
Medium: Staindrop stone
Location: St Bernard's RC Comprehensive School - to the left of the main entrance
AtoZReference: p.80 4A
Postcode: S65 3BE
Street: Herringthorpe Valley Road
TownOrVillage: Rotherham
AreaInTown: Herringthorpe
MetropolitanBorough: Rotherham
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: r052c
Description: A monk holding a child aloft in his arms. The robe and body of the monk are shown in bold sweeping lines and planes; the monk's head and the child are depicted more naturalistically. The child is in a crucified position with a nail through its feet. The statue stands near the entrance to the school and is clearly visible from the road.

Inscription: On rear of statue at base in St Bernard's cloak: J.B 1968

Dimensions: statue: 250cm high x 100cm wide x 85 cm deep
pedestal: 80cm high x 107cm wide x 92 cm deep

Commission: No details. John Bunting (1927-2002) was for 40 years drawing master or art master at Ampleforth School in North Yorkshire, where much of his work can be seen. It is not known how he was selected to make this piece in Rotherham.

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