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Cathedral Church of St Michael, Coventry: the steps and entrance porch with the bronze sculpture of 'St Michael subduing the Devil'

RIBA Ref No RIBA10454
Architect/DesignerEpstein, Sir Jacob (1880-1959)
Spence, Sir Basil (1907-1976)
Artist/Photographerde Mare, Eric (1910-2002)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1962
Image Date1960
StyleModern Movement
Library ReferenceEDMN461
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEric de Mare / RIBA Collections
SubjectEntrances ; Concrete ; Canopies ; Bronze ; Cathedrals ; Sculpture
NOTES: The bronze sculpture of 'St Michael subduing the Devil' was executed by Jacob Epstein in 1958.

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