Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy
Unity, Prudence, Energy

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A sculpture group illustrating the desire for political change, marking the 1839 uprising by the Chartists Union, including: Union – the physical appearance of Newport; Prudence – two figures represent the arts, commerce and industry; Energy – three recumbent figures form the foundation from which the spirit of Chartism (two flying figures) spring; and a small open book with three flying birds. This group has texts explaining the whole.
Title

Unity, Prudence, Energy

Date

1990 or before

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 366 x W 800 x D 600 cm (E);
Plinth: H 60 x W 3000 x D 1500 cm (E)

Accession number

NP20_MB_S015

Acquisition method

commissioned by Newport Borough Council

Work type

Statue

Owner

Newport City Council

Custodian

Newport City Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

28th January 1991

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

UNION PRUDENCE ENERGY BY CHRISTOPHER KELLY

Inscription description

A SCULPTURE / TO COMMEMORATE / THE 150TH / ANNIVERSARY / OF THE / CHARTIST / UPRISING / 1839 - 1989 / COMMISSIONED BY / NEWPORT BOROUGH COUNCIL / C'LLR ROSEMARY BUTLER / - MAYOR OF NEWPORT / CLLR HARRY JONES / LEADER OF THE COUNCIL / CHRISTOPHER TAPP / LL B / CHIEF EXECUTIVE / NEWPORT BOROUGH COUNCIL / This Plaque marks the inauguration of the / Improvement Works to Westgate Square and the / Unveiling of the Chartist Commemorative Sculpture / on 28th January 1991 by / Councillor Harry G. Jones / The Worshipful the Mayor of Newport. / Funded by Newport Borough Council and the Welsh Development Agency / with support from the Welsh Arts Council

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Located at

Westgate Square, Commercial Road, Casnewydd

NP20 1JL

Located at the start of the pedestrian shopping area.