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Statuette - Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Barker

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2010 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jennings, Martin (sculptor)
    Ronald Barker

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Charlotte Barker, daughter of the late Ronald Barker OBE.

  • Museum number:

    S.220-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Bronze marquette of a statue of Ronnie Barker as Norman Stanley Fletcher in the BBC TV series Porridge. The bronze statue, sculpted by Martin Jennings and cast at the Pangolin Foundry in Chalford, Gloucestershire, was unveiled by Barker's widow, Joy, in 2010. It sits on a bench in Exchange Street, Aylesbury, the town where Barker begin his acting career. In an interview for the BBC Martin Jennings said that he had depicted Barker "in his Porridge character glancing up approvingly at the new theatre as if looking back happily over a long career to the days when he began it all in Aylesbury."

Physical description

Bronze marquette of a man wearing overalls, with his arms crossed, hands under his arms, sitting on blocks. The figure mounted on a black metal base.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

2010 (made)

Artist/maker

Jennings, Martin (sculptor)
Ronald Barker

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 36 cm Whole approx., Width: 25.5 cm Whole approx., Depth: 15.3 cm Whole approx.

Object history note

Came to the V&A as part of the Ronnie Barker Collection.

Descriptive line

Marquette of a statue of Ronnie Barker as Norman Stanley Fletcher in the BBC TV series Porridge, sculpted by Martin Jennings, 2010

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Cast

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Metalwork

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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