Meridian, 1958-60, bronze, 15 feet in height (46 metres), commissioned for State House, High Holborn, London.

State House was demolished in 1990 and Meridian was acquired for the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at the headquarters of PepsiCo in Purchase, New York State.

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Barbara Hepworth with the first stage, Fore Street Studio, St Ives, 1958: building the armature in wood

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Second stage, Fore Street Studio, 1958: the plaster for Garden Sculpture (Model for Meridian) is visible in the background

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Final stage, with Hepworth: the steamed timber armature has been plastered, February 1959

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Meridian in situ at State House, London, 1960

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At the foundry, Susse Frères in Paris, where Meridian was cast (1959):
Sequence of 56 photographs showing the making of Meridian from the arrival of the plaster to the completion of the bronze cast