Wednesday, August 9, 2017

David Wynne - The River God Tyne

The Romans believed each river had a God, to protect the people living around. This bronze sculpture, fixed on the outside wall, was achieved in 1968 for the opening of the Civic Center in Newcastle (UK).

There is a fountain as well, coming from one hand. It represents one of the 8 rivers that used to be sculpted in 1786, on the Strand front of Somerset House in London.

David Wynne is a British sculptor, born in 1926, who died 3 years ago, in 2014, who sculpted many portraits, figures and animals, like dolphins and large birds. He used to serve in the Navy, and had a keen interest in Zoology.

Photo Philmp68.

Newcastle collection
See Newcastle
Miller creation
List of works by David Wynne