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Theme and Variations
Theme and Variations
Theme and Variations
Theme and Variations
Theme and Variations

© Bowness. Image credit: James Cooper / Art UK

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The three bronze pieces of the abstract sculpture is attached to the ashlar-faced building at first floor level by steel fixings and comprises semi-circular bronze forms that overlie each other and display subtle colour changes. Barbara Hepworth’s final public commission, this is a sculpture of superior artistic and aesthetic quality, the sculpture was designed to be part of the street scene, its character unfolding to the view from different angles and distances.

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Grade II (England and Wales)

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20th September 1972

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Clarence Street, Cheltenham

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Located at Cheltenham House (formerly Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society).