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Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)
Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1903–1995)

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The full-sized portrait statue, commemorating the life and work of Douglas-Home, shows him at approximately sixty years of age, at the time he was Prime Minister (1963–1964). It was created from photographs provided by his family. The figure is erected in the centre of a shaped paved area, and surrounded by various sculpted stones, giving material reality to some aspects of his varied life. It includes a text wall outlining his title and achievements; a relief with one of the Home heraldic devices, a salamander in a ring of fire; and a stone reminiscent of a chess piece with the Douglas Home mottoes 'Jamais arriere' and 'True to the End'. There is also a ‘map’ stone in the form of a scroll referring to his statesmanship and the role he played in international affairs on behalf of the British Government as Foreign Minister, and a stone urn carved with strawberry leaves denoting the rank of Earl.


Date

1998

Medium

bronze & red stone

Measurements

H (?) x W 250 x D 220 cm

Accession number

TD12_AM_S003

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Sir Alec Douglas-Home Trust with money raised by public subscription

Work type

Statue

Owner

Sir Alec Douglas-Home Trust

Custodian

Sir Alec Douglas-Home Trust

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

23rd August 1998

Access

at all times


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Located at

The Hirsel, Kelso Road, Coldstream

TD12 4LH

Just inside the entrance gates to The Hirsel Centre.