David Wynne, R.A. (1926-2014)
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David Wynne, R.A. (1926-2014)

Small Tyne God Maquette

David Wynne, R.A. (1926-2014)
Small Tyne God Maquette
signed with monogram, numbered and dated '2/6/1966' (on the underside)
bronze with a green patina
25 in. (63.5 cm.) high
G. Hughes (intro.), The Sculpture of David Wynne 1968-1974, London, 1974, no. 3, dated 1968.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Lot Essay

The present work is a maquette for the Tyne God Fountain now at the Civic Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The idea for Wynne's Tyne God originated from the representations of eight rivers on the façade of Somerset House, London dating from 1786. The work portrays the river god in human form, water streams from the raised right hand of the figure, drenching the body and then flows downwards in waterfalls from the god's beard and outstretched arm.

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