Friday, 27 June 2008

Frampton's Peter Pan

Sir George Frampton - Peter Pan (1912)Sir George Frampton's bronze statue of Peter Pan was commissioned by J.M. Barrie in 1912 and secretly installed in Kensington Gardens at night. Barrie's announcement appeared in The Times the following morning. "There is a surprise in store for the children who go to Kensington Gardens to feed the ducks in the Serpentine this morning. Down by the little bay on the south-western side of the tail of the Serpentine they will find a May-day gift by Mr J.M. Barrie, a figure of Peter Pan blowing his pipe on the stump of a tree, with fairies and mice and squirrels all around. It is the work of Sir George Frampton, and the bronze figure of the boy who would never grow up is delightfully conceived."


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