Rosewall by Dame Barbara Hepworth

The work was displayed in Chesterfield town centre for almost 40 years.


Nebrasina stone
90 x 230 x 60 cm
Art Fund grant:
£345,000 ( Total: £500,000)
Acquired in:
Royal Mail Group

When Royal Mail intended to sell the piece, a campaign was launched to keep this well loved work in the town. The Art Fund supported the campaign from the beginning. This sculpture is one of the few public works by Hepworth in stone and was titled Rosewall after the hill that rises west of St. Ives. The sculpture was located on a plinth within a pool to follow the artist's wishes that the piece should be seen across water. A major waterside regeneration scheme is being developed in Chesterfield; known as 'Chesterfield Waterside' and it is intended that this work will form the centrepiece of the development.


Commissioned by the Post Office and displayed in Chesterfield town centre until 2003; on loan to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2003-2006.

Venue details

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield Derbyshire S41 7TD 01246 345 727

Entry details

Free to all

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, 10am – 4pm