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Eve
Eve
Eve
Eve
Eve
Eve
Eve
Eve
Eve
Eve
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Eve
Eve

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‘Eve’ was purchased by Sir Philip Hendy on behalf of Harlow Development Corporation and donated to the Harlow Art Trust by Ben Hyde Harvey. Hendy used his influence to acquire the work from the Rodin Museum in Paris for £2,360 in 1959. The cast was one of a limited edition. The sculpture was originally sited on Broad Walk with the intention of it being sited in the Water Gardens once this location had been completed. The plinth remained in Broad Walk after the sculpture’s move to the Water Gardens in 1963. ‘Trigon’ by Lynn Chadwick is now sited on this plinth. In 1987, an attempt was made to steal ‘Eve’ by wrapping a chain around its base. While the sculpture was not stolen, it was damaged and was taken away for repair. ‘Eve’ was eventually returned to the Water Gardens in 1990, once the council had undertaken refurbishment of the area.

Title

Eve

Date

1882

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 170 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

CM20_TJ_S037

Acquisition method

donated to Harlow Art Trust by Harlow Development Corporation

Work type

Statue

Owner

Harlow Art Trust

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

1963

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

front right corner of the base: A. Rodin

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Located at

Water Gardens, Harlow

CM20 1AQ

Sited in the upper terrace pool.