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Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)
Matthew Flinders (1774–1814)

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A life-size standing figure of Matthew Flinders on a low stone plinth. Flinders is dressed in naval uniform, wearing a tricorn hat, holding a telescope in one hand, and with his cat Trim brushing against his leg. There is a plaque showing his route of discovery around Australia, and there are three decorative plaques set into the pavement created by the sculptor and pupils from the Thomas Cowley High School in Donington.

Date

2006

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 180 x W 55 x D 85 cm;
Plinth: H 10 x W 80 x D 110 cm

Accession number

PE11_PR_S014

Acquisition method

funded by Financial aid from European Union Regional Development Fund & Lincolnshire County Council

Work type

Statue

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

2006

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

around the edge of the plaque on the plinth are the inscribed letters: Judith Holmes Drewry 2006 LEBLANC FINE ART FOUNDRY

Inscription description

plaque on the plinth with inscribed letters: MATTHEW FLINDERS 1774 - 1814 / VOYAGE / TO / TERRA AUSTRALIS / 1801 1802 AND 1803; the plaque shows a map of Australia and the route of Flinders expedition around it, also in relief a sailing ship and small sailing boat


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Located at

Market Place, Donington

PE11 4TA