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Field Visit

Date 9 September 2007

Event ID 613552

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


Group of ten lifesize black swans: three walking in a cluster; seven are sitting in a double line. The swans' necks are in various natural attitudes; the eyes are drilled with pupils. The feathers are stylised and form a smooth, soft shine. Each swan weighs 50lbs.

Shona Kinloch describes the group as 'a vision of the swans coming out of the end of the canal and heading towards the city centre.' (1)

The swans were commissioned by Edinburgh Quay Ltd as part of the £60 million development of the Fountainbridge area.

Inspected By : Joan M Kennedy

Inscriptions : None

Signatures : None Visible

Year of unveiling : 2006

Unveiling details : 9 May 2006

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0990)

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