‘Flying Swans’ By David Wynne OBE (1926 – 2014)

‘Flying Swans’ By David Wynne OBE (1926 – 2014)

Circa 1968
Stock Number: 12328/GSO
Height 52.00 cm [1 ft 8 ins]
Width 60.00 cm [2 ft ]
Depth 93.00 cm [3 ft 1 ins]
Monogrammed with edition number 3 of 6
SOLD

This Bronze group monogrammed with edition number 3 of 6 is the large maquette for the 5 ton 30ft tall group commissioned for the Civic Centre in Newcastle on Tyne, opened by the King of Norway Olav V in 1968.

The group is based on Hans Hartvig Seedorff Pederson's poem 'The Swans from the North', - the five swans representing the five Scandinavian countries which were created as independent states (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). The sculpture of the swans stands over a rectangular pond in the Civic Centre quadrangle, sprayed by a fountain. A copy of the sculpture stands at the Ambassador College, Big Sandy, Texas. It has also been suggested that the work represents just one swan in five stages of flight.

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