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Peter Pan Bookends: Part 1

02 Nov
Photo of Peter Pan Bookends

Peter Pan. 9.25”, electroformed bronze. Inscribed “Pompeian Bronze”. Circa 1917.

These Peter Pan Bookends with a lovely lacquer coloring are a version of the figure atop the sculpture in Kensington Gardens.  Having just returned from London where we made sure to visit Sir George Frampton’s rendering of Peter Pan it seems appropriate to showcase these special bookends.

Photo of Peter Pan Sculpture in Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London. Sculptor Sir George Frampton. Erected 1912.

The sculpture of Peter Pan, which was commissioned by J.M. Barrie in 1902, is located next to next to Long Water in Kensington Gardens, the spot which Barrie used for his tale of Peter Pan. The line of pilings and birds on Long Water contribute to it’s serenity and beauty.

Photo of Long Water, Kensington Gardens

Long Water, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London.

Photo of Arthur Rackham Illustration

Peter Pan after falling into the Serpentine (Long Water). Illustration by Arthur Rackham in PETER PAN in KENSINGTON GARDENS, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1910

Several castings of the Peter Pan Sculpture were made and are located around the world for the enjoyment of those who are young at heart and love fairies.  It may be seen in the following locations:

Johnson Park, Camden, New Jersey

Sefton Park, Liverpool, England

Queens Gardens, Perth, Australia

Egmont Park, Brussels, Belgium

Bowring Park, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Glenn Gould Park, Toronto, Canada

 

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