Conservation work begins on sculpture at Wisbech and Fenland Museum
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Conservator Antonia Hockton has begun restoring the sculpture, A Boy and Dog, at Wisbech & Fenland Museum.
The sculpture in carrara marble is by the Belgian artist Jean François Franck and was produced in Gand (Ghent) in 1843 - where the Franck was born in 1804.
The neo-classical style sculpture is thought to represent ‘Faith’.
For many years the sculpture was on open display in the gardens of Peckover House, Wisbech. It was returned to the Museum in early 2004 where it was discreetly tucked away in a corner of the Townshend Room.
Recently, the sculpture has ben moved to a more accessible place in the front entrance of the Museum where visitors can enjoy a complete view of the work.
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Curator, David Wright said: “I am delighted that we have been able to return the sculpture to this more prominent position.
“I am also very grateful to the friends of the museum for the funds to restore the work and enable all to imagine how Victorians may have first gazed upon the exhibit in the Crystal Palace.”
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