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The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny
The Tunny

© the artist. Photo credit: Fiona Jeffrey / Art UK

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The piece is a life-size replica of the 'Blue Thin Tunny' and is a seven-foot (2.1 m) fish resting on a twelve foot (3.7 m) tall stand. The sculpture represents Scarborough during the 1920s and 1930s when the 'Blue Thin Tunny' was a known sporting fish and were abundant of the Yorkshire Coast.

Date

2012–2013

Medium

steel

Measurements

H 380 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 30 x W 240 x D 94 cm

Accession number

YO11_FJ_S022

Acquisition method

gifted by Maureen Robinson

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Scarborough Town Council

Custodian

Scarborough Town Council

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

where the rod/hook meets the fish just above the fin, on the side facing the end of the pier: Ray Lonsdale / 2012

Inscription description

plaque on the front of the plinth : THE TUNNY / Big fish little boat, just a rod, a line, a man. / The days when the Tunny were here in the sea / not just in a ringpull can. / Sculpture by Ray Lonsdale, commissioned by Maureen Robinson / as a symbol of Scarborough's heritage. / Gifted to Scarborough Residents 2013


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Located at

East Pier, Scarborough

YO11 1PJ

Located at the start of East Pier.