A new public sculpture was installed in the Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden on 22 October to commemorate Christ’s Hospital School’s 350 years presence in the City of London, 1552-1902. The sculpture will be officially unveiled on 6 November by Alderman Sir Alan Yarrow (former Lord Mayor and member of the School’s governing Council).
Renowned sculptor, Andrew Brown, with many public commissions in his portfolio, was selected following an open competition run by The City of London Corporation. The finished bronze, cast at The Bronze Age Foundry in London, is 2.4m long and 1.5m high and is mounted on the wall of the garden.
Commenting on his first commission in London, Andrew Brown said: “It has been a great opportunity for me, making a sculpture for the City of London and at the same time a great challenge, creating a sculpture that reflects both the traditions and history of the School, and the forms of a modern urban environment. The fusion of the figurative, with the more abstract form of the background, combined with the very traditional and yet reflective bronze finish has, I hope, successfully tied these elements together.”
A few process shots of the casting process taken onsite at Bronze Age