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Shepherd - Paternoster Square, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.878 W 000° 05.935
30U E 701288 N 5711047
Quick Description: This is a sculpture of a shepherd herding some sheep. The area used to hold a livestock market and was one reason for this piece being commissioned.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/16/2014 12:43:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMKBV5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 2

Long Description:
The statue is located in Paternoster Square, a pedestrianised area between St Paul's Cathedral and the London Stock Exchange. The sculpture stands on a Portland stone plinth that has a brass plaque at one end. The plaque reads:

"Paternoster / by Elisabeth Frink (1930 - 1993) / Originally commissioned / by Paternoster Development Ltd / First unveiled by Yehudi Menuhin in 1975 / Reinstated by Mitsubishi Estate in 2003".

The sculpture shows a ram and four ewes walking ahead of a shepherd. The shepherd is unclothed. Both man and sheep are life-size.

The sculpture was cast by the Meridian Bronze Company of London.
Sector of the workforce: Shepherd

Created or Donated by which group: Elisabeth Frink

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