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Date

2-1973

Description

This bronze statue, entitled “Joyride” was made by Franta Belsky, who moved to England from Czechloslavakia in 1938. The modern statue, a mother playfully carrying her child, was unveiled in 1958 in the Stevenage Town Square. Stevenage is one of England’s “new towns”, and Belsky was commissioned in 1957 by the Development Corporation to commemorate the towns growth.

Notes

http://www.ourstevenage.org.uk/page_id__29_path__0p4p43p.aspx

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM7H4D_Joy_Ride_Stevenage_New_Town

Rights

This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Artist

Creator 3 Dates

1921-2000

Building Type

Public sculpture

Building Style

Modernism

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Monuments -- Sculpture -- Hertforshire -- Stevenage;

Country Name

England

Region Name

Hertfordshire

City Name

Stevenage

Keywords

Franta Belsky; urban beautification; arts;

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