The Gardener - London Wall, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 31.039 W 000° 05.555
30U E 701715 N 5711362
Quick Description: This sculpture, named 'The Gardener', is located outside the Brewers Hall on the south side of London Wall. It is located in the small Brewers Hall gardens.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/17/2012 5:37:35 AM
Waymark Code: WME0DT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

The statue, by Karin Jonzen (1914-1998), was commissioned in 1971. The life sized statue, made from bronze, is on a low white stone plinth. It depicts a male figure, in working clothes, with his left knee resting on the ground. His right foot is planted on the ground and his right hand rests upon his right knee with his elbow pointing skywards. His left hand is touching the ground in front of him as if tending to a plant. His head is in a downward position paying attention to what he is doing. This is a pose that many will recognise.

A plaque is attached to the plinth that reads:
"The Gardener / by / Karin Jonzen FRBS / Commissioned by the Trees, Gardens and City Open / Spaces Committee of the Corporation of London / 1971".

The 'Secret London' website has this to say about the statue and artist:
"This rather lovely piece by Karin Jonzen is a beautiful tribute to all the gardeners whose unseen hard work makes our city a much brighter place. Jonzen (1914-1998) found fame after winning the 1939 Prix de Rome as a student but she was dogged by ill-health later in her career."

Source Secret London website.

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: The Gardener

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Karin Jonzen

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1971

Materials used: Bronze for the statue and stone for the plinth

Location: Brewers Hall Gardens.

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