Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

© the artist. Image credit: Lewes Town Council

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A portrait of political philosopher and writer Thomas Paine by contemporary sculptor Marcus Cornish, interpreting the author as taking human form from stone. Paine lived in Lewes for six years, from 1768. This sculpture was commissioned by an anonymous donor and unveiled outside Lewes Library by British Politician Tony Benn in July 2010.

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Thomas Paine (1737–1809)






H 170 x W 85 x D 93 cm

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anonymous gift

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Thomas Paine 1737–1809


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