THE APPLE WOMAN BY MARSHALL HUTSON AT FITZGERALD’S PARK CORK
Unfortunately, for various reasons, I could not get a good photograph of this statue.
This statue is one of a variety of monuments and sculptures scattered throughout the park, which add to its character and unique sense of place. Sculpted by Marshall Hutson, it is a reminder the city’s trading heritage.
Officially described as follows: “Freestanding limestone statue, erected 1968, comprising square pedestal with female figure draped in shawl with basket and apples in hand. Copper plaque to west elevation of pedestal.”
Marshall C. Hutson (1903-2001) was originally from Nottingham, but adopted the city of Cork when he took up a teaching position at the Crawford School of Art in 1930 where he would continue to teach until his retirement in 1966. Primarily a painter and sculptor working in wood and stone, Hutson also promoted a wide range of artistic disciplines both in his own practice and his teaching. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Hibernian Academy (R.H.A.) for over fifty years between the 1930s and 1980s, and in 1958 he was elected Associate of the R.H.A. Hutson also exhibited at the Royal Academy, London.