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Alan Boyson mosaic mural of Three Ships in Italian Glass, Hull 1963

37 Alan Boyson, Three Ships, Italian glass mosaic, 1963

Owners: Unknown
Location: BHS, Jameson Street, Hull

Commissioned by the Co-operative Society and designed by Wolverhampton artist Alan Boyson, this large and iconic Italian glass mosaic mural immortalises the Hull fishing fleet. The face of the mural – which is fixed to a 66ft x 64ft concrete screen – is composed of 4224 foot square slabs, each made up of 225 tiny glass cubes.