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The Onion Seller, Winthrop Street, Cork City, Cork City
20513156
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Reg. No.20513156
Date1935 - 1940
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCORK CITY
CountyCork City
Coordinates167630, 71889
Categories of Special InterestARTISTIC CULTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usemonument
In Use Asmonument
 
Description
Bronze statue of a female figure, dated 1937. Set on a marble plinth on this site in 1995.

Appraisal

This bronze figure of a female onion seller by sculptor Seamus Murphy makes a notable and positive addition to the streetscape. Born in Cork county, Murphy studied in Cork and Paris and later became Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Hibernian Academy. This small scale figure is of apparent artistic design and clearly demonstrates the sculptor's talent. Formerly located in Bishop Lucey Park on the Grand Parade, it was moved to this location in 1995.
 
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