St Finbarr statuette

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Title

St Finbarr statuette

Subject

Cork Film Festival, St Finbarr Statuette, Award, Trophy, Seamus Murphy

Description

This is a black and white photo of the St Finbarr statuette that was designed by the Cork-born sculptor Seamus Murphy. The award itself is 31cm high including the base. The inscription across the base reads Cork International Film Festival Trophy by Seamus Murphy RHA. The award has inscriptions on its base of a Celtic harp and the Cork coat of arms. Later awards - molded from the original template - have the same inscriptions accompanied by the year of the festival.

The sculptor Seamus Murphy was based at his studio on Watercourse Road in Blackpool, Cork. Murphy was inspired by the politician, writer, and academic Daniel Corkery, then a teacher at his school, to attend the Cork Crawford School of Art. After receiving a scholarship, Murphy later went to Paris to study under the Irish-American Sculptor Andrew O’Connor before returning to Cork and opening up his studio. Murphy was commissioned to design the Church of the Annunciation in Blackpool, Cork, as well several unique carvings around the City and beyond. Seventy-five examples of his monuments can be seen in the cemetery of St Finn Barre’s Cathedral especially in ‘Musicians’ Corner’. A favourite City monument is his limestone drinking trough for dogs – marked Madraí; it is tucked away at the top of Patrick’s Street under a now empty shopfront at number 121.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Seamus Murphy

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Contributor

Seamus Murphy

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

217 x 165mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Seamus Murphy, “St Finbarr statuette,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed November 30, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/463.