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

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.

Provenance

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


Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery

St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7TD
01246 345 727
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Opening times

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, 10am – 4pm

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