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© The Executors of the Frink Estate and Archive. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Tracy Jenkins / Art UK

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‘Boar’ was commissioned as a concrete sculpture in 1957 for Slacksbury Hatch. On completion, Harlow Art Trust decided to site the work at Bush Fair shopping precinct. The Trust usually nominated a member to oversee the commissioning process. In this instance it was Sir Frederick Gibberd, as he had had a relationship with Elisabeth Frink, having been commissioned to make the altar crucifix for Gibberd’s Liverpool Cathedral. A preliminary drawing of the altar crucifix can be seen at the Gibberd Gallery.




H 90 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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commissioned by Harlow Art Trust, 1957

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Harlow Art Trust

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Grade II* (England and Wales)

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at all times

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the sculpture is set in the middle of pool – nearest possible proximity is two metres


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Located at

Water Gardens, Harlow

CM20 1AQ

Sited in the middle of the upper terrace pool.