The 'Tyne God Fountain' by David Wynne (1926-2014)

The 'Tyne God Fountain' by David Wynne (1926-2014)

Circa 1966
Stock Number: 11741/GSO
Height 64.00 cm [2 ft 1 ins]
Width 29.00 cm [0 ft 11 ins]
Depth 26.00 cm [0 ft 10 ins]
Monogram dated 1966 with an edition stamp 2 of 6
SOLD

This fine maquette signed with a monogram dated 1966 with an edition stamp of 2 of 6 is one of two series' of studies produced prior to the casting of the 'enormous' (192 inches high) Tyne God Fountain, circa 1968, which graces the Civic Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

To quote Wynne 'This great figure is conceived as a river. He is old and strong, and as direction gives shape to a river, so he is pointing. A river grows from a tiny source, gains size and strength and then is lost in the sea. So the water, spurting from the raised right hand of the figure, flows out over the body and is lost in waterfalls from his pointing finger, his toes and his long forked beard.'

The work itself takes influence from Giambologna's 16th century statue of Appennine Colossus in the gardens of the now lost Villa di Pratolino near Florence, imparting a feeling of great strength and brooding benevolence.

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