LIT­ER­ARY LIKE­NESS

Scottish Field - - ANTIQUES NEWS -

In 1910 Scot­tish nov­el­ist and play­wright Sir James Bar­rie (1860-1937) com­mis­sioned the artist Sir Ge­orge Framp­ton (1860-1928) to pro­duce a bronze statue of his most fa­mous lit­er­ary cre­ation – Peter Pan. Af­ter the bronze fig­ure, dated 1915 and signed by the artist, was in­veiled in Kens­ing­ton Gar­dens, its huge pop­u­lar­ity led to a small num­ber of copies be­ing made. One early copy was sold at Lyon and Turn­bull’s ‘Dec­o­ra­tive Arts: De­sign since 1860’ sale in Ed­in­burgh. The statue car­ried an es­ti­mate of £25,000-£30,000 and sold for £35,000.

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