Opening the Lock Gate
Opening the Lock Gate
Opening the Lock Gate
Opening the Lock Gate
Opening the Lock Gate
Opening the Lock Gate
Opening the Lock Gate
Opening the Lock Gate
Opening the Lock Gate
Opening the Lock Gate
Opening the Lock Gate
Opening the Lock Gate
Opening the Lock Gate

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The work shows two men pushing a lock gate open, with a jacket slung over the gate, while a dog watches nearby. The sculpture commemorates the bicentenary of the Regent's Canal. It is the first of three works by the sculptor commissioned for the development.
Title

Opening the Lock Gate

Date

2020

Medium

bronze

Accession number

EC1V_NH_S004

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Berkeley Group

Work type

Statue

Work status

extant

Inscription description

OPENING THE LOCK GATE / COMMISSIONED BY THE BERKELEY GROUP / UNVEILED 2020 / Commemorating the working people of Britain's canals, 'Opening the Lock Gate' pays tribute to the history of / 250 City Road. The Basin was built in 1820 to serve the / City of London and made an important contribution to / the prosperity of London. The Sculpture celebrates the toil of the men and women who worked tirelessly on the / barges that arrived from across the country. / SCULPTOR - IAN RANK_BROADLEY FOUNDRY - CASTLE FINE ARTS FOUNDRY

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Located at

City Road, Islington

EC1V 2AD

Located outside 250 City Road, opposite City Road Basin.